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we have a chihuahua mix. we got from the pound. she has dewclaws,

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we have a chihuahua mix. we got from the pound. she has dewclaws, one is extremely red, like no toenail is there, what can we do?? please help!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 7 years ago.

This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. A few questions will help me get a clearer picture of the situation:

  • Does it look like the toenail has been torn off?
  • How much does she weigh?
  • Does it seem painful?
  • Does she take any medications or have other medical conditions?
  • Is it bleeding?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The toenail appears to be gone. She is not on any meds and it is not bleeding, however it is very painful to the touch. I have never seen a toenail so red.