Pitbull-Lady wrote:...and you make it sound so simple. Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate every word!!Misskiwi67 wrote:The broken portion of nail should be trimmed back or removed. Yes, the quick will be exposed, but it will heal faster if it can be kept clean and dry.
Good luck with the move btw!
It sure helps when I can take my pups to work, grab some free lidocaine, and have one tech hold her and another feed her cookies while I mess with her feet!! So don't feel bad if its tougher for you because I definitely cheated.
Sheila is doing much better now that the broken portion of her nail has been removed. We pulled the inside half of her nail totally off down to the nail bed (like you would if you slammed your finger in a door for instance) and after a few days of paranoia, the quick finally dried up and started to heal the way it was supposed to. It was soooo swollen for a while I was terrified it was something bad. She still lifts her foot up in the snow now and then, I'm sure its quite sensitive, but otherwise the limp is gone and the licking has ceased.