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post #1 of 7
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My dog somehow managed to rip his nail off, leaving the quick completely intact and not bleeding. I have no idea how he did this as he never made a peep. I will put a call into the vet tomorrow, but any suggestions on this? 

 

 

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Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

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Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

"We're all mad here"

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post #2 of 7

My dog did that and it was fine.  I'm trying to remember if we even took her to the vet.  Oh, yes, we did.  The whole nail was split so the vet cut off the hard nail part that was hanging off so it wouldn't catch and tear.  He sent her home with the quick exposed and before long, it was all healed (the exposed part dried/scabbed) and as her nail grew out, the quick receded within it.  And you, know, it never seemed to bother her.
 

Breeder of Silver Gray Dorkings.  Keeper of 16 colorful egg layers (Cuckoo Marans; Blue & Black Copper Marans; Salmon Faverolles; a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte; Black & Lavender Ameraucanas; a Welsummer; and an Olive Egger) and 7 bantams (Mille Fleur and Porcelain d'Uccles and Blue Cochins). I'm an RN, a real food zealot, a Master Gardener, a wife, and a mommy.
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Breeder of Silver Gray Dorkings.  Keeper of 16 colorful egg layers (Cuckoo Marans; Blue & Black Copper Marans; Salmon Faverolles; a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte; Black & Lavender Ameraucanas; a Welsummer; and an Olive Egger) and 7 bantams (Mille Fleur and Porcelain d'Uccles and Blue Cochins). I'm an RN, a real food zealot, a Master Gardener, a wife, and a mommy.
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post #3 of 7

It should be fine but watch for discomfort for a few days. Looks like the bleeding stopped. Im sure it will be tender but should regrow in no time

post #4 of 7
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Thank you both so much! I think I am going to skip the vet then as it's another expense I would rather avoid if possible. 

Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

"We're all mad here"

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Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

"We're all mad here"

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post #5 of 7

My terrier has done this a couple of times and all I did was clean it and wrap the foot in vetrap for a few days so he wouldn't hit it on any thing as it was sore to the touch.

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Thank you both so much! I think I am going to skip the vet then as it's another expense I would rather avoid if possible. 

How's he doing?

Breeder of Silver Gray Dorkings.  Keeper of 16 colorful egg layers (Cuckoo Marans; Blue & Black Copper Marans; Salmon Faverolles; a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte; Black & Lavender Ameraucanas; a Welsummer; and an Olive Egger) and 7 bantams (Mille Fleur and Porcelain d'Uccles and Blue Cochins). I'm an RN, a real food zealot, a Master Gardener, a wife, and a mommy.
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Breeder of Silver Gray Dorkings.  Keeper of 16 colorful egg layers (Cuckoo Marans; Blue & Black Copper Marans; Salmon Faverolles; a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte; Black & Lavender Ameraucanas; a Welsummer; and an Olive Egger) and 7 bantams (Mille Fleur and Porcelain d'Uccles and Blue Cochins). I'm an RN, a real food zealot, a Master Gardener, a wife, and a mommy.
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How's he doing?

 

He's doing fine, thank you so much. It's still hanging out and he's still licking it a lot, but it looks less red so I am hoping it's going to be scabbed/healed over soon. 

 

Thank you again!! smile.png

Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

"We're all mad here"

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Mum to 4 year old tasmanian devil son, 220 lb Anatolian Shepherd/Mastiff mutt, 2 crazy cats and 8 assorted chickens. Wife to the most patient man in the world.

"We're all mad here"

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