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My dogs front left thumb paw looks broken but he is not crying

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My dogs front left thumb paw looks broken but he is not crying and he still runs and plays. what should I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Hello and merry Christmas,


What breed and weight is he?

How long do you notice this?


Does his toe feel cold or look black or red?







Customer: replied 6 years ago.

He's a little guy. He is a mut. He was in the lost and found. He is about 8 lbs. I have had him for about 3 mos.


It looks kinda pink, but somewhat bruised. It isnt cold. He does not want me to touch it though.

Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Dear friend,


May God bless you for taking him in!


He may have caught it on something they way we stub a toe.

It may be dislocated, broken or just bruised.


You can soak it in warm water and epson salts and then apply plan neosporin. If you want to protect it from further injury put a babies sock on his foot, taped at the top so he cannot remove it.


If he is not better by monday he should be seen by a vet.


I hope he feels better very soon.


Warmest best wishes,







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