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my dog has cracked her toe nail and is limping when she ...

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my dog has cracked her toe nail and is limping when she stepsdown i sopose it cracks more. i have no cash to take her to the vet ? can i do for her at this point?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Pat replied 6 years ago.

You will need to cut the nail and stop it from bleeding. This can be difficult ...it hurts a ton.
Get nail clippers
Cut the nail above the break.
Cauterize the nail bed with quick stop ( a product used to stop nail bleeding found in pet sotres)
Wrap the foot gently for a day or two. It's very tender!
Warning: It hurts so much you probably should muzzle her to do this!

I hope this helps.

Dr. Pat

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