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    I took ruthie and brutus up to the park today and while I was getting them out of the car I noticed blood on the seat. I have no clue what happened but brutus dew claw is completely off. It was bleeding and tender, I touched it and he yelped. I went to the store got some Epsom salt and bactine. I soaked it and sprayed it. It doesn't seem to be bothering him but I gave him half a rimadyl for pain. He hasnt licked it much at all. any one have any suggestions??? he just came off a round of antibiotics from his allergies so I hope that keeps infection from setting in.

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    You want to keep it wrapped... Gauze so it does not get infected. Keep it clean and wrapped till it heals..

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    The nail ripped off? If it continues to bleed there is the stuff called kwik stop styptic powder. Vegas loses his nails all the time. I don't know how he does it.

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    It's not bleeding anymore, just really tender.
    I am not sure what happened but i found his nail on the floor in the car. The whole thing. He already has issues with his paws. I guess in his last home he ripped off a toenail in his crate and the nail never grew back so he is very sensitive with them which is why I don't have it wrapped, he will just eat it off too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennieS View Post
    It's not bleeding anymore, just really tender.
    I am not sure what happened but i found his nail on the floor in the car. The whole thing. He already has issues with his paws. I guess in his last home he ripped off a toenail in his crate and the nail never grew back so he is very sensitive with them which is why I don't have it wrapped, he will just eat it off too.

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    Poor boy, main thing is just keep it clean and he should be fine.
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    Holy cow that is crazy, poor baby!! I'm glad it's not bleeding, do you think it will grow back?


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    Frankie ripped his dew claw when we first brought him home. We took him to the emergency vet because of course I freaked out but all they did was clean it and make sure the nail was clipped down. It healed on its own. I wouldnt walk him around the neighborhood or anything until its completely healed up.
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    Our Pug ripped hers off once on an afghan and it grew back. I couldn't believe how much it bled but it stopped after a bit and she was fine.

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    Oh gosh, I had no idea that they would rip off like that… I hope Brutus heals up soon!!!

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    I was able to take a photo of it. The whole thing is gone. I hope it grows back quick.

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    OUCH!!!!!!


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