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She torn a front nail, won't put any pressure on it, so has…

She torn a front...

She torn a front nail, won't put any pressure on it, so has not urinated for 44 hours. Since nail not an emergency, was going to take her to in Monday. Is the not peeling an urgent matter?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Emee is 4.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Emee?

Not that I can think of.

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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

As this is a situation where she is urine holding instead of having a reason she cannot pass urine, it would not be considered an emergency. Therefore, as long as she hasn't had any other injury that could have affected the bladder, we'd just want to monitor Emee and encourage her to go out to toilet as much as we can. Otherwise, for the nail, if she will allow, you can soak this in a a mild antiseptic (ie dilute betadine, chlorohexidine, or salt water) a few times daily. Afterwards, gently pat the area dry and apply an OTC antibiotic cream to reduce infection risk. And if she is licking this, we may just need to gently bandage the foot or put a sock on it to protect it for her.

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