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Off to the vet we go...

Bear wasn't acting like himself yesterday. Not running around as much, laying around most of the day. He didn't get up at his usual 6:30am time either...and when I got up at 7, he stayed in his bed. I saw that he was biting his front right paw so I tried to get a closer look and it looks like he either lost a nail, or bit if off...I'm not sure. Either way, there's some blood and I'm not chancing an infection...so off we go at 11:30.

Am I overreacting? Has anyone else had experience w/ this type of injury? I can't really get the whole picture because I don't want to hurt him further by digging at his paw....I figured the vet will have to do that and once will be enough for him.
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No you are not overreacting at all! Going to the vet is the best thing to do. Keep us posted..hope he is doing better soon!

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Awww poor Bear. I would go to the vet too. Let us know.

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You're not overreacting at all. My friends dog ended up with a severe infection after an injury like that. Keep us posted.

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Hi again...I have no idea how, but he tore off a nail (his 4th digit to be exact). It was completely off and he kept licking it and that was making it worse. So I am glad that I took him in right away. They cleaned up the area, put some antibiotic ointment on it and wrapped his paw up. He was also sent home w/ some pain meds because he found the wound to be so irritating. We go back on Friday to have the wrap taken off. I'm holding my breath that he leaves the wrap alone....otherwise, cone of shame here we come :/
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ahhhh.... poor [but very cute] boy.....
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It won't bother him for long. He will probably always worry about that particular one when it comes time to trim nails. Other than that, he'll be fine. Frolic broke one completely off once, a long time ago, and she still reminds us to be careful with that one when we are trimming her nails.
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aww..what a cute little baby! Looks so pathetic with that on his paw.

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So glad you took him to the vet. I don't ever think it's overreacting when it comes to our kids or our dogs. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Love his little dressing. So colorful!


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Awww, that is such an adorable picture. He's sure a cutie, even with that thing on his paw. Poor little guy.

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