Misskiwi67 wrote:If the nails are soft, brittle, and sometimes painful the medical term is onychodystrophy.
If the nails are just hard and brittle, this is common in senior dogs, and a dremel will be your friend for that. If the nails are soft, I can look up doses of Vitamin E and something else I can't remember for you to try.
Hmm. Well, the vet didn't give us a term for it but the nails are sort of dry and brittle and they do seem sensitive sometimes. I have actually started talking to the vet about sedation options for nail trimming because he is starting to get very shy and panicky when it comes time to cut them. I had them do it today because there were two that were splitting and he was very concerned about me handling them. So I wanted them to take a look again and trim them up.
She told me that it looks like they are sort of hollow and thin. He is only 3 so not a senior. So that makes it even stranger.
Another oddity to add to the list of Button issues I suppose.