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poorly foot

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lizzyboo, Apr 29, 2011.


  1. lizzyboo

    lizzyboo PetForums VIP

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    radley has hurt his paw, well more his nail (his thumb one) he came in from the garden this morning with blood all over the side of his paw and on closer inspection it looks like he has broken his nail at i suppose what would be the nail bed. it stopped bleeding very quickly (which is a good sign... right?) i have put some padding on it and a bandage round it... and cleaned it with anti-bacterial stuff and a sock overt he bandage. he is walking ok and doesnt apear to be any sort of pain now...

    will it get better by itself or will i have to take him to the vets tomorrow?
     
  2. rona

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    If it's not bothering him then I would think it's just the nail. Keep an eye on it for nail bed infections, but it should be ok unless he has actually pulled the ligament. I'm sure he would be limping if he had.
     
  3. DougGeneration

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    It will never hurt to be sure, and safe at the same, time so I suggest go see the vet.
     
  4. lizzyboo

    lizzyboo PetForums VIP

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    thanks rona x much appriciated x
     
  5. SixStar

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    Should be ok without the vets providing you can keep it clean - bathe it in salt water several times a day, dry thoroughly and apply antiseptic cream if you feel it's needed. I wouldn't be covering it all the time though - it needs fresh air to help it heal, keep it uncovered whenever you can supervise, and cover only for walks and when you can't supervise (if he is inclined to chew/lick - although some licking is fine).
     
  6. lizzyboo

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    can i use human antiseptic cream like savlon etc for him?
     
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