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Today we were training our dog, Loki, to jump(he loves it!), and when we got back to the house I noticed he was bleeding alot from his foot. He had broken his nail completely in half. He didnt even act like he was in pain, even after we ran a mile back!! We cleaned it and put the bandaid foam no hurt antiseptic on it then wrapped it up in a soft cloth. So far he hasnt really tried to chew it off, such a good boy. My question is, what should we do now? Part of the nail is still dangling, and we worry if we take the cloth off he will redamage it and bleed all over the house. We really hate to crate him when we are at work, but we feel we might have to. Any suggestions on helping the healing process?
 

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ooooo ouchy
our old dog had its Dew claws...and broke one pretty bad playing ball...
I don't know what to do about the nail...but just wanted to ask if you keep up with trimming the nails...We have kept Duchess's nails real short ever since we got her as a puppy...
Hopefully someone can get advice on what to do with the nail ouchy soon ...
give Loki a kiss from me and Duchess
 

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yes we always trim his nails, we use a dremel to do it and we do it ourselves. we feel he would be more traumatized if we took him to someone to do it and they restrained him. We give him lots of yummy treats and talk to him and tell him hes a good boy when we do his nails. We have been doing it since he was a baby and he is pretty used to it now, so his nails were not long when he broke it this morning.

He is taking it well though, he just ate dinner and is watching t.v. with his daddy.
 

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awww lol yeah duchess is use to nail trims with us too...but sometimes she can just do stuff out of spite...like slowly jerk her paw away every time we go to clip! lol she knows exactly what she is doing lol
 

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Haha, loki will do that too, at least i get the good part, I am just moral support and the treat giver, dad gets to do all all the dremeling.
 

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The broken piece of nail should probably be removed.

If Loki's quick is exposed you should take him to the vet and have that piece taken off and get it cleaned so it doesn't get infected.
 

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yep, I chopped it off with some good scissors and cleaned it with some foaming disinfectant then made a new wrap
 

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Loki should be fine. My guys break nails once in a while too. Broken nails tend to heal pretty fast, faster than pad-abrasions in my experience.

The trick is going to be keeping Loki from chewing on it, and making it worse.
 

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Raven did that when she was little. She was running through the house and got her nail caught on a piece of the carpeting. the nail was hanging sideways. the vet trimed it back a long ways.. now the nail grows sidways!!
Keep a very close eye on it! A good thing for nail repair is Mega Tek Cell Rebuilder.. it is for horses and is used for coats and hoves! Work good I am told I am ordering some off the internet this week for our Blue Iris! Good luck!
 

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I made a new "cast" last night since the last was dirty, thats when I trimmed the broken part off. he hasnt chewed at it once or thought about it. been a very good boy.
 

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With a little luck it should grow back fine,you just have to be careful it does not get infected.
 

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How far up did it break? after you cut off bad part, did it still bleed? You can use quick stop or styptic pencil to stop the bleeding. If the quick is exposed keep it very clean and keep an eye on it.
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thankfully no, it was weird, the quick i believe somehow was intact roughly. and what I cut off was the extended "shell" tip.

I am going to remove yesterdays cast and see how its holding up. how long do you think I should have him casted up for?
 

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Okay--so from reading this post. THeir nails can break pretty easy? Is there something I should always have on hand in case this happens? lol

It would be just my luck that Bruno's nail would break and bleed while I'm hom alone. I'd prolly go into freak mode. But if I knew there was something I could do. I'd feel better. So yes, my question is, should I have something ready just in case? Like this foam stuff--what is it?

Sorry to sound so dumb. Not only is Bruno my first Dobe. But he's my first doggy :)

Oh and I hope Loki's nail feels better :)
 

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Luv_my_Bruno said:
Okay--so from reading this post. THeir nails can break pretty easy? Is there something I should always have on hand in case this happens? lol

It would be just my luck that Bruno's nail would break and bleed while I'm hom alone. I'd prolly go into freak mode. But if I knew there was something I could do. I'd feel better. So yes, my question is, should I have something ready just in case? Like this foam stuff--what is it?

Sorry to sound so dumb. Not only is Bruno my first Dobe. But he's my first doggy :)

Oh and I hope Loki's nail feels better :)
I don't think it hurts to keep a jar of styptic powder in the dog cabinet. It's great for minor bleeding accidents (small cut/scratch) and nice to have on hand if you nick a quick when trimming. I guess it's good for all those times you know the injury isn't that big of a deal and wish a band-aid would stick to dogs better :)
 

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Oh I see. My husband clips Bruno's nails pretty regularly. There is also stuff that came with the clippers so if he bleeds. I'm guessing that's what stops it? So we already have that stuff :)

Had me worried for a second. Thought maybe I should have a few more things just in case. I don't do the blood stuff. THat's hubby's job. hehe
 

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My old boy mitch broke his nail right to the paw but we can't cut his nails or touch his front paws ,took him to the vet to be put out to cut it ,but the vet thought he could do it with out anasetic 5 people later (not one growl or bear teeth ) he was put out ,they did them all while under .
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