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My dogs nails were falling out and bleeding I took him to the

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my dogs nails were falling out and bleeding I took him to the vet earlier they wrapped up 3 of his paws and said to come back Monday after giving him antibiotics and steroids to treat him for possibly having lupis, but the foot they didn't wrap up is now bleeding and a nail is hanging off
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about your dog. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
This sounds like "lupoid onchodystrophy", a form of lupus that only affects the toenails.
You could try removing the hanging nail. For bleeding, you can try hydrogen peroxide, ice packs, or direct pressure on the bleeding area.
There is a Chinese herb called Yunnan Baiyao that helps stop excessive bleeding. It is a capsule, found in stores that carry Chinese herbs, or online. You can give a dog the capsules by mouth and you can apply the powder inside the capsules to the nails.
Is he on doxycycline? It is an antibiotic with immune modulating properties, and can be helpful treating lupoid onchdystrophy.
Let me know what else I can answer or help with.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?