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Scudder's nail tore off:(

Poor Scudder can't get a break. I came home yesterday to my dog sitter mopping up blood. She suddenly noticed blood all over the place. She didn't know how it happened, but upon examining Scuds, I found his nail had completely ripped off right down the the nerves! The nail was all gone! He was holding his paw up.

Took him to the vet and he is wearing an e collar and on antibiotics. Has this happened to anyone else? Do you know what caused it?

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Ohh I don't have an idea but I hope he feels better soon and it heals nicely.

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Frolic and Meg have both done that. The first time it happened we both almost paniced when we saw blood all over the place. The second time some years later, we knew what had happened. After the initial bleeding, they didn't seem to be bothered by it. The nails both grew back with no trouble, but they are both sensitive when trimming that particular nail.

I think they both got the nail caught in cracks on a sidewalk. We saw the evidence when Meg did it.
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Poor Scuds! Give him a hug from Kodi and me!

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That happened to my dog Lacey, the one who passed in November. It was terrifying for me when it happened. Not sure how. It took quite awhile, but it did grow back.

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OUCH! Poor Scudder, hope it heals just fine.
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Poor Scudder - sounds like that would really hurt! Did you ever find the nail? Mine have actually gotten theirs caught in the loop pile of a throw rug a few times so I got rid of the rug! Hope he can walk on it normally soon.

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hugs to Scuds. My daughter's basset caught a nail in the holes of her trailer steps. Try to nail (no pun intended) it down where he could have caught it. Follow the blood. LOL> The nail must be there somewhere. Don't go out and buy booties now Linda. LOL

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Haha. Dave. No boots for my guys. Tried them and they didn't like them....LOL You know me too well

Scudder must be sensitive. He in limping and holding his paw in the air. I had to carry him on our hike today. Let me tell you, 16.5 lbs is not pleasant after 2 miles! The vet told me he couldn't lick it, that's why the e collar. I guess the antibiotics to fight infection.
Kathie, I never found the nail because my dog sitter cleaned up all the blood. I couldn't track it. Tomorrow is cleaning day, so it might turn up.

I must tell you guys, these inflatable e collars are great. Scudder isn't even phased by it. He is not walking into walks like when he had to wear the hard plastic kind. He even managed to squeeze out the 5 x 7 dog door. It's like a soft pillow for his head. Here is the proof....
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Aww..I feel for him. Hope he heals quickly!!

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