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I have a lab chow mix, we had gone out of town on emergency

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hello I have a lab chow mix, we had gone out of town on emergency and had him watched, but the people who was watching him forgot to cut his dew/ due paw nails, now the nails have grown into the due paw. what should we do, to fix his paws we do not have a lot of cash flow right now,but we are desperate to help our family member (dog). please tell us what to do thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. If the dew claws are growing into the pad, we have no choice but to cut them. Are the pads swollen? Do you see signs of infection/discharge?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no discharge,or infection can be seen, the pads do not look swollen,he is walking but seems to be in some pain.
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
OK, then it would be best to have someone (or perhaps two people) restrain him really well while the third person cuts those nails. After that, the pads may bleed once the nails are pulled out. Just apply pressure to stop any bleeding. Then you can soak his paw in some dilute iodine (which is available OTC at human pharmacies).
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

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

Dr. Susan