Welcome to JustAnswer! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a 4 veterinarian practice.
Yes, he will really need to get into the vet. Your are better not to give anything for pain, because if you give a drug like aspirin, it is going to block the vet from being able to give any better anti-inflammatory drug (we don't mix these types of medications).
In addition, huge predisposition for a nail bed infection, so well worth getting the better supportive care now to get it addressed.
I really think he is in pain, does this qualify as an emergency to take him to the hospital today?
Often, the broekn nail piece must be removed (often with a little sedation), and a vet will prescribe pain medication and/or anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics.
I think so.
Well worth the visit now.
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Perfect, that is what I needed to know. Thank you so much! Have a great rest of your day.