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Deer hound lurcherhe has protrudung claw and limping. i need

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deer hound lurcherhe has protrudung claw and limping. i need to give him some pain killer just to tide him over until we can see vet. can i give him 500mg of paracetamol
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. It sounds like Billy has avulsed his nail, and it will probably need to be pulled.
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
How much does he weigh?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
23killos
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
And does he have any history of liver or kidney problems?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
Excellent, then you can give 1/2 of a paracetamol - 250mg. This can be given every 12 hours.
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
Do not give a higher dose, and do not give more than twice daily.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he has pr
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, what's that?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help, this is a common problem for Billy as his nails grow deformed, usually I can take him to my vet who knows us well. As it's the weekend I wanted to tide him over until my vet is open. I will follow your instructions and help him cope with the discomfort.
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 1 year ago.
Great. I hope he is more comfortable soon.