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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Legacy's situation with his paw. Is the entire foot swollen or just the toe with the broken nail? Is he limping on it?
Ok. If that toe that had the broken nail is now swollen and he's licking it - it most likely has become infected at the nail base. What would be best is to get him to your vet so they can get him fitted with an E-collar so he can't lick it and then they can do a short course of oral antibiotics and pain medications to help him get recovered from this. A broken nail usually doesn't get infected, but they can.