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    tripleKkennels

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    broken toe nail

    Post  tripleKkennels on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:27 am

    my male broke his toenail last run just about flush with the toe. was starting to come around and now its starting to look nasty. any good remidities to heal it up. if it dont get better in a week or 2 with meds im taking him to get it removed
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    crossroadbeagles

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    Re: broken toe nail

    Post  crossroadbeagles on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:13 am

    best to just give him some chain time, toe nails heal up kinda slow. unless infection is setting in i don't bother giving meds, good healthy dogs should have relatively strong immune systems to fight off small things like this. If hes getting a temp then hit him with some antibiotics (something stronger than pen G), remember to ALWAYS give antibiotics for no less then 3 days after the symptoms are 100% gone, but better off to run it out to a week. Also make sure hes not in mud as this fall has been wet.

    First thing i would do is; take a small bucket of hot water, hot enough water you CAN keep your hand in it but would rather not. add a bunch of salt and soak his foot for no less then 5 minutes a day but a few times a day would be better. Also if you wanna help cut down on possible fungi/ bacteria etc. add some tee tree oil to your hot water soaks.
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    HOLLABACK

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    Re: broken toe nail

    Post  HOLLABACK on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:40 pm

    They look worse then they are.....That little chunk of meat(quick) will harden up and heal in no time.....just keep clean.....They dont have as many nerve ending in their nail area like people do......
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    tripleKkennels

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    Re: broken toe nail

    Post  tripleKkennels on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:52 am

    thanks guys appreciate it!!
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    crossroadbeagles

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    Re: broken toe nail

    Post  crossroadbeagles on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:18 am

    Always willing to learn something new, keep us posted how things tern out.

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