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Offline alisonp

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Ripped nail
« on: February 05, 2017, 14:47:54 PM »
Our poor Millie ripped her nail yesterday whilst running around on our walk.
She bled for little while then settled down to sleep,didn't take her back out
again thought it better if she rested.
She slept all nite but limping today, won't let you touch it and really quiet.
Does she just need couple days rest or do I need take her to vets first thing in
morning?
Never had this before, should I cover it or leave it open to fresh air she does lick it occasionally?

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 23:55:37 PM »
I would ring the vet to be honest as they're best placed to advise as they may ask certain questions.

Ruby once did similar where she ripped her nail out completely and vet saw her and gave her antibiotics and some pain killer (paws can be quite sensitive)

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 12:25:31 PM »
Aww bless her. She will limp as it will be painful, relate it to when we rip a nail back to the quick each time we tap or touch it, it hurts. Maybe a vet visit just for peace of mind is worth it.

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 14:52:08 PM »
We taking her down at 5.30, keep a ear out for her cries, bless her xx

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 19:04:17 PM »
Poor Millie jab of antibiotics, jab of painkiller and back down at 8.30 in morning to be sedated so they can have good look at it, taken whole nail off and give good clean and more antibiotics x

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 21:31:42 PM »
Hope she's now recovering well

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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 14:52:41 PM »
Poor Millie was sedated, vet said she had done a good job. Ripped nail completely off. They cleaned it, clipped fur away and has a lovely pink bandage.
Have to take her back tomorrow Friday to have it checked. £135 lighter :-\





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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 15:31:06 PM »

Bless her  :(  Hope she's feeling better soon.  She's rocking that pink bandage!!  :)
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Re: Ripped nail
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 21:59:51 PM »
Ruby ripped hers off completely but thankfully we didn't need to have her sedated - just a cleanup at vets and antibiotics