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My dog tore her toe nail today what to do for her?

Hey ladies my dogs were running around in the house today. Our oldest dog tore her toe nail. What can I do to help it feel better and heal? She is acting normal and walking around and playing with our puppy just every once in a while she will whine.
Thanks for al of your help ladies!

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Asked by sagesmom724 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Pets

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • My dog ripped a toe nail totally off about 2 years ago.. i was freaked out, because she was bleeding and everything. I just put compresses to it to stop it from bleeding.. it healed just fine.. it was sore for her for a few days but she did great and is fine now.good luck to you

    Answer by maybebaby83 at 6:23 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • If there is part of the nail still hanging there you can take nail trimmers and cut it even, you don't have to take it all the way back but try to get anything that might catch on carpet cut off. If it bleeds, you can use baking flour to stop the bleeding, maybe even put a light wrap on it. GL

    Answer by staciaw at 6:34 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • FYI You can use Baking Soda or Baking Powder(even regular powder) to help stop the bleeding.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • If she starts licking it obsessively, tell her she'll get a lamp shade head! Petsmart now sells e-collars that are pretty cheap. 3 days of lamp shade head are way better than a lick-granuloma and a vet visit.

    Clean it with peroxide. Petsmart also sells "styptic" powder-- this yellow stuff that stops bleeding.

    Answer by ecodani at 8:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Not much you really can do for it. If some of t he nail is still there you will need to trim it but that can be painful especially if it the quick is exposed so i would have someone hold the dog while it is being done then i would bandage it. That is about all the vet will do except they will numb it so it is not as painful when they trim that nail.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 9:29 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

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