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Broken nail. Dog. I just told you, his nail is broken. If he

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Broken nail
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What's the matter with the dog?
Customer: I just told you, his nail is broken
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: if he has a broken nail, where do you think it ;hurts?
JA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ringo. 9 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ringo?
Customer: nope

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I have over thirty years’ experience in veterinary internal medicine, emergency care and ultrasound

I would be delighted to help you out today

If not done so already please

provide me your pet’s weight

I am authorized to talk by phone IF you would like to

It does cost more (14.00) but it allows me to provide a more detailed and accurate answer

If you want to text photos directly to me then request phone call

Otherwise attach photos to this link using the “add file” button and make sure to add text with them

Unless YOU request the call you will NOT be charged for one


Can you send me a photo?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
About 7 pounds
sorry, I have no way to do a photo
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sorry, I don't have $28
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am unable to

Okay describe what you are seeing please

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one of his claws is cracked across, a little above the quick. he was licking it incessantly last night until i wrapped it


Lets put an ice pack on that for 5 minutes

Then see if you can gently trim the nail away down to the bleeding part

If there is any bleeding then you can use corn starch

Please buy some "nu-skin" OTC at drug store

Paint that onto the nail bed to protect it

Give aspirin at 10 mg/pound 2X daily with food

Update me when done

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it's not bleeding that i can see.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i can see if he'e he'll let me cut it, it is long
is nu-skin and new skin the same thing?


Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I have new skin already, just not sure if I can cut it that close, should I rewrap after?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It still covers the nail bed

Just trim down as much as feel comfortable doing

You can re-wrap it when done- yes

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I took the best l could, he's licking it again


Put the bandage back on now

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I did. So will it be ok?


Continue with aspirin

Take bandage off tomorrow and then update me


Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How long should i keep it wrapped

Just the one day

Customer: replied 1 month ago.

Did you have more questions?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
You mean he'll not lick it tomorrow

Should be that much better tomorrow

But lets see what happens then


Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'll try to get back touch tomorrow but I have a 10 hr day


I will be sending you a summary of this conversation and a request for update

Please take the time to let me know how things are progressing

You can rate me now -I will leave link open so no more costs

I will stay with you till this problem is resolved


Customer: replied 1 month ago.


DocPaul and 4 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Don't seem to have access to the rating thing on my phone