Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I have a small dachshund that got sand spurs in his foot, how

Customer Question
can I get out the...
I have a small dachshund that got sand spurs in his foot, how can I get out the little
barbs that broke off?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 26 minutes by:
5/28/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28,317
Experience: 25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
Verified
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
The best way to remove the small ones that may have broken off is to apply warm compresses to this area every 4-6 hrs. Harley's body will automatically push them out by drawing it with heat. If you can see any small areas after using the compresses, then use tweezers to remove them. If you do not see them Harleys own body will take care of this with an immune response within a few days.
Does that make sense to you?
Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.
Sincerely, ***** *****
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Loretta Your Own Question
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28,317
28,317 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.

Dr. Loretta is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
One of my dachshunds swallowed a pedigree dentastick whole,
One of my dachshunds swallowed a pedigree dentastick whole, and then stole my other dachshunds dentasick and swallowed it whole too before I could grab him. I'm worried if this will be a problem or no… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Our older male dachshund has a problem with his bowels. If
Our older male dachshund has a problem with his bowels. If he gets excited or is even sleeping he just starts pooping. He is a active dog still so we want him to continue having a healthy life with th… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
Haired dachshund 12 yr. He has gotten over the year little
Long haired dachshund 12 yr. He has gotten over the year little hard less than peas size bump under his skin. I can put them between my fingers, they are not red. When petting him you might think it's… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
My 13 year old dachshund was recently diagnosed with
hello. my 13 year old dachshund was recently diagnosed with cushings and diabetes. i too have diabetes so we've had an easier time managing his and keeping his levels in good control. over the last fe… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My dachshund basset had diarrhea this morning, not tons, but
My dachshund basset had diarrhea this morning, not tons, but in three places in the house. Ate his food this morning. Tonight, did not eat his food and I just went into the other bedroom, and there wa… read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
My Dachshund is being treated by her Vet for a episode of
My Dachshund is being treated by her Vet for a episode of Pancreatitis. She has only eaten a tsp of food in the last 3 days. I've tried boiled chicken, ground beef, rice, steamed vegetables but she ei… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
14 year mini dachshund, that ,over night, won't go up and
14 year mini dachshund, that ,over night, won't go up and down the stairs..or move around like she always has...She is still eating and drinking...not crying or whining ...just doesn't want to move ve… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
It's a 12 yr old dachshund that's continually going in
It's a 12 yr old dachshund that's continually going in circles. She just started this 45 minutes ago. Earlier this wk she had a reaction to the immunizations given. The vet then gave her a shot of Ben… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My haired dachshund at a mini Twix bar wrapper and all. What
My long haired dachshund at a mini Twix bar wrapper and all. What do I do? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
My 11 yr old male dachshund fell down the stairs Sunday.
My 11 yr old male dachshund fell down the stairs Sunday. Since then, he has seemed ok, walking fine, but his vision seems gone. I believe that's why he fell. He was fine last night and this morning be… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I notice in my 15 week old dachshund standard pup that a
I notice in my 15 week old dachshund standard pup that a couple of his toenails are pointed upward. Is this just a deformity. No trauma or anything. Noticed when we got him. He has huge floppy paws. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
He is a dachshund and he is bloated really bad all the
he is a dachshund and he is bloated really bad all the time,although i try to keep on a diet and he hungery all the time … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Have a dachshund...tonight keeps opening her mouth as if
Have a dachshund...tonight keeps opening her mouth as if she's chewing when she's got nothing in her mouth...anything im to be concerned about?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
My dachshund is limping slightly. He is bearing weight on
My dachshund is limping slightly. He is bearing weight on all legs, but his left back leg seems to be where the limp is and his causing him to walk funny. The left back foot seems almost slightly turn… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing
The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing okay and did not react negatively when touched. The swelling occurred in the last couple hours.… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,383 satisfied customers
He is a Dachshund and has a bad back. Prednisone works and
He is a Dachshund and has a bad back. Prednisone works and last time they gave him some mild pain stuff but I am tired of going to the vet every time when it is clearly his back every time. Is there a… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,256 satisfied customers
17yo male dachshund, has been "congested" and constantly
17yo male dachshund, has been "congested" and constantly licking at the air. Scared to take him to the vet (only because I'm afraid that he's near his end, given his age & not prepared to make that de… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
My terrier, a dachshund cross - possibly border terrier -
My terrier, a dachshund cross - possibly border terrier - was, some months ago, diagnosed with thickening of the bowel wall. Since then, until 2 days ago, he has been his usual self: lively and up to … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x