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Hi there. Thanks for requesting me! Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....
How long has that splinter been there?
How do you know it's a splinter?
What kind of dog is she?
How old is she?
Does it seem hot to the touch?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
Since it's swollen and painful to her, I absolutely think this is something that is worth a trip to the vet tomorrow.
I don't think you need to rush her to an emergency vet or anything tonight since she's otherwise stable, but having a vet take a peek at her tomorrow will be the best thing. They'll get her on some medication to help her be calm and will remove the splinter. Then they'll get her on some antibiotics and pain medications to help her be more comfortable until that paw heals.
I hope this helps.