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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 16 pound mini schnauzer (12 years old) caught her foot and

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My 16 pound mini schnauzer (12 years old) caught her foot and broke a nail right off. It has stopped bleeding. Can I give her advis for pain? She is taking mess for a heart murmur and anxiety
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It happened last night. She is shaking and doesn't want to leave her bed
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
No, you must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen. Aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food and repeated in 12 hour intervals or acetaminophen dosed at 7 mg/lb thrice daily are acceptable. Have her stand in soapy water twice daily in order to disinfect the traumatized area. Over the counter chlorhexidine (Hebiclens in your local pharmacy) is a good choice.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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