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His dew claw has a crack in it.. going about 75% of the way

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His dew claw has a crack in it.. going about 75% of the way through the nail, lots of licking and pretty sensitive. wondering if i should take him to the vet?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: no bleeding either
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: nah hes a healthy 2 yr old blue heeler
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I would also like you guys to review a picture of what the nail looks like
Expert:  Dr. John replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. It probably isn't an emergency, but there is a risk of infection if not already set in. If he is bothering it a lot by licking at it, I would recommend getting him into the vet today if possible. If you cannot, I would get a cone collar that extends a couple of inches past his nose to keep him from licking at it. The vet would be able to clip it back and give him some antibiotics and pain medications to start the healing process faster, though. I would be happy to look at a picture if you can post it or attach it to your next message. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I was just following up to see how your Heeler is doing and to see if you have further questions.

Dr John