Gloria Atwater Posted March 2, 2015 Report Share Posted March 2, 2015 Greetings all ~Since there are trials coming up in a couple weeks, naturally my dog has torn a toenail. Broke it right off during shedding practice. And ... I'm not sure what I should do.As you can see by the attached photo, he snapped it right off at the quick. It bled a little, but really not bad, and he has not fussed with it at all. No limp, no apparent soreness, only a few perfunctory licks. But it LOOKS like hell and I can see it would be real easy to turn it into something miserable.So, should I just bandage his foot and watch for infection? For split toenails I've done the cowboy thing and slapped on a little superglue and clear nail polish, and they've healed up fine. But this is a little bigger deal with potential to turn really painful. (At least I don't have to trim anything off!)Is wrapping and observation going to be enough? Should I get him in to the vet? And how long should I expect a nail injury like this to take to heal? Kind of panicking, here, because March 21-23 is the Sonoma sheepdog trial and I'm not only running dogs, I'm part of the setout crew. Advice? Suggestions? Warnings?Thanks in advance.~ GloriaP.S. Click thumbnail for the full, gruesome view. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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