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My dog fell from the stairs an he nail came off? the dog…

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HI my dog fell from the stairs an he nail came off?

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The dog fell down the stairs and one of his nails broke off and was bleeding. so we washed it and stopped the bleeding .he some time he step on the foot and other times he doesn't,

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did he fall?

Does it look like the whole nail came off or can you see the hard nail material still visible at its base?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yesterday. The whole nail came off there no exec nail hanging
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Good, I am glad to hear that it has all come away. If it had not done so, then you would have needed his local vet to sedate him and remove the rest since they can pinch and cause pain to the exposed nerve bed. Now if that has all come away, then the focus in these cases is to keep it infection free and keep the dog comfortable as the exposed nail bed dries out and the nail regrows.

Now since dogs tend to lick these and introduce infection, we do need to tend to block their access to it. Therefore, we'd want to consider short term use of an e-collar +/- a light covering over the toe (ie sock, light bandage). Furthermore, we do tend to bathe these with a mild antiseptic (ie dilute betadine, chlorohexidine, salt water, etc) 2-3 times daily and can apply and OTC antibiotic cream (ie Neosporin) to them.

Finally, since it tends to be sore (which is what his intermittent reluctance to use the foot is telling us), we'd also want to consider speaking to his local vet about dog safe anti-inflammatory medication. As I am sure you can appreciate most human OTC ones are not dog safe and Aspirin isn't advisable if we have had a trauma with bleeding (since its a blood thinner). But if we were to have his vet start him on Rimadyl, Metacam, Onsior, or Previcox; those should reduce inflammation here plus address any other bruises or strains from the fall and get him more comfortable quicker as this heals.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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