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lab: 6yrs old, her nails have gone very soft, can you explain

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hi i have a female lab, she is 6yrs old, her nails have gone very soft, can you explain this
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ask_me replied 7 years ago.


I'm sorry to hear that your girl is having this issue. Nails becoming soft as you have described can be from several things. Some of the more common culprits include thryoid issues, Cushings, immune system issues (like Lupus) and nutritional problems. It would be advisable to have her into your vet so that this can be pinpointed. You can read more on nail conditions here: I hope she's doing better soon.

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