Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
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I would like to help you and your dog with this question, but need a bit more information in order to better assist you.
This is a really common problem that I see at my hospital. It is called an avulsed nail.
Usually, the exposed "quick" is covered in a new nail in about 2 weeks and a new nail is almost normal in length in 4 weeks. You will have to start trimming it by about 8 weeks!
So, I ask people to keep their dogs on sidewalks and out of sand, snow and mud for a couple of weeks.
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In terms of improving the strength of weak, brittle nails, you might want to try giving Essential Fatty Acids, orally. These improve hair coat and nail strength, but they take about 8 to 12 weeks before you can see any improvement. EFA-Z and DermCaps are a couple of brands.
I hope that this helps you to help your dog!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would strongly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Best wishes to you and your dog!