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Dog has split her nail.

Species: Dog
Breed: chi wa wa
Age: 5-8 years
my dog has a toe nail that is split. it is causing her alot of pain. what do we do to get her through the nite in case the nerve is exposed




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

The best thing you can do is to keep the foot covered. A sock fastened with duct tape works really well.

In the morning, if the nail is still bothersome she should see the vet. They may be able to pull of the torn area. If necessary they will dispense some pain medication, and possibly antibiotics.

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