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Hi this is Dr. Hill. We do not remove toenails due to scratching. You can work with a groomer or your local vet, who can dremel the nails to keep them short and take any sharp edges off. This would likely need to be done every 6-8 weeks to keep them short enough not to injure you. Feel free to ask additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer then please take time to rate. Take care.
I apologize. that got cross posted. Please ignore last response.
No. Sometimes the system will post the wrong reply. that was for another customer who received my answer to you. I apologize. I would try having the nails taken down, very short and then smoothed. This should significantly help with Buddy scratching you so deeply.
My great grandmother had the same issue. She lived to be 100. The other possibility is to keep socks or dog booties on his feet during the day to prevent scratching. Have you tried covering the feet? How big is he?
Yes. Let me try to post a couple of links for you. Give me a few minutes.
Link to an article on the best and worst boots for dogs http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/4_1/features/The-Best-and-Worst-Dog-Boots_5020-1.html
Here is one that lists the top five boots. There are a couple of sock like ones that may suit your purpose. http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-animals/articles/968421/top-5-dog-shoes
Take a look at these and let me know what you think or any additional questions.