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Dew claw is tender to the touch. Some dried blood at the
Dew claw is tender to the touch. Some dried blood at the base. He's licking it a lot. Looks like it is sticking out more than his dew claw on the other paw … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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He broke a dew claw on a hike this morning. It sticking out
Hi, he broke a dew claw on a hike this morning. It sticking out at a right angle. He held it up to show me but I don't know what to do for him. It's not bleeding but he is licking it from time to time… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,334 satisfied customers
Torn dew claw on my 6 month old golden retriever. Wednesday
torn dew claw on my 6 month old golden retriever. Wednesday Dr put some kind of ointment to make it "softer" for rermoval on Monday and bandaged entire paw. it is sunday and there is obvious seepage o… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Her dew claw appears to have broken JA: I'm sorry to hear
Her dew claw appears to have broken JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Huni she is 6 yrs old JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should k… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,334 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year GSD who ripped his dew claw yesterday, the
I have a 2 year GSD who ripped his dew claw yesterday, the vets cut the nail back and cauterized. They wrapped it because he was already licking at it and panicks with cone on but I've had to take the… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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HE BENT HIS DEW CLAW JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the
HE BENT HIS DEW CLAW JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: duncan, 7 JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about duncan? Customer: he is health… read more
Jess K
Jess K
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,514 satisfied customers
Hi there, Murphy tore his dew claw, the flesh beneath the due claw is exposed but the nail
Hi there, Murphy tore his dew claw, the flesh beneath the due claw is exposed but the nail broke cleanly. What type of cotton padding should I use? I have tramadol hydrochloride and cephalexin and der… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have the same situation except our dog is 16lbs. Would you
I have the same situation except our dog is 16lbs. Would you do anything differently than described above? Antibiotic ointment and bandage. Her left dew claw was found on the floor with tissue exposed… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
Pry got neutered and had dew claws removed yesterday. Pry
Pry got neutered and had dew claws removed yesterday. Pry is too smart , he has learned to push the e collar toward his shoulders so he can lick and bite at his incision sites. :-( His neck is smiliar… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
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We have a 9 week old boxer puppy and the "breeder" said she
We have a 9 week old boxer puppy and the "breeder" said she forgot to cut her dew claws. After doing some research, there does not seem to be a consensus on this issue, but it appears that most reputa… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,054 satisfied customers
My chow mix has either ripped out its dew claw or just tore
My chow mix has either ripped out its dew claw or just tore it down to the quick about 5 days ago while escaping out of a caged area. He was being housed at a family members house while I was out of t… read more
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,990 satisfied customers
My pups dew claw feels cracked on one side just above the
My pup's dew claw feels cracked on one side just above the quick; she won't allow me get a really close look. However, the nail at an horizontal angle and firmly attached: should I attempt to cut it m… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
border collie: bleeding at his right rear paw..dew claw
Was playing frisbee with my border collie when i observed he was bleeding at his right rear paw. I inspected the source of the bleed and discovered he was completely missing outside claw including the… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,808 satisfied customers
My seven year old male Border Collie Cody Dawg suddenly began
My seven year old male Border Collie "Cody Dawg" suddenly began pulling at his tail at mid-length. He pulled his hair out and was bleeding. All of his shots are up to date and he's normally very healt… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
dog: neosoprin ointment..bleeding..doesnt appear..puss
Our dog busted his dew claw really bad. Basically the nail is 90% gone all around, the "quick" is completely exposed ~1/2 " We've cut away damaged nail, rinsed it with epson salt water, put neosoprin … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
dog: bleeding..there are no vets in our area open..bandage..emergency
My dog tore his dew claw outside playing, it is still attached and is bleeding only slightly, there are no vets in our area open. Do we just clean and bandage it, or should we call an emergency line t… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
Our Smooth Collie, Denver must have snagged one of his front
Our Smooth Collie, Denver must have snagged one of his front leg dewclaws at the Dog Park this morning. It is protruding outward and we are concerned that he may further injure it. He doesnt seem to b… read more
VetInternist
VetInternist
Small Animal Internist
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,158 satisfied customers
My Boston Terrier likes to run in our yard after people. In
My Boston Terrier likes to run in our yard after people. In doing so, he has consistently cracked his dew claws. His front left dew claw is VERY red and inflammed at the joint. I washed it with peroxi… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,213 satisfied customers
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