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Dew claw pulled completely out. No longer bleeding, put

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Dew claw pulled completely out. No longer bleeding, put antibiotic cream on a pad and wrapped the foot. Gave her (she weighs right at 95#) 325 mg Ecotrin. It is fairly swollen. Should i do anything else? Short of emergency vet
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both toady!

I am so sorry to hear that your dog has this injury!

From what you have described I think you are doing everything right. The most important thing is to not allow licking which keeping it wrapped will help prevent. This is critical as the mouth is full of bacteria and will introduce an infection where there is none

As long as it is not actively bleeding and you are able to place a sock or bandage on the foot you should be alright until tomorrow when your veterinarian can see you both.

If needed to allow her to rest, you can also give benadryl 1 mg per pound every 6-8 hours to help with the itchiness and desire to lick. For her size this would be FOUR adult 25 mg tablets...

If she will allow you to, I would consider a cool compress to the area as well to help numb and aid in reducing swelling in ten minute intervals...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is your dog's dewclaw? Is the swelling down? Was my information helpful?

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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