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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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My dog is bleeding from s paw, I've tried to see what

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My dog is bleeding from his paw, I've tried to see what happened and it looks like he's either broken or pulled a claw out, will he need to see the vet ?

Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next five to ten minutes or so.

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Dr Scott

Hello again

Sorry to hear Max has this problem, however I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. This is an uncomfortable but trivial sort of injury which I have seen many times in the past at my clinic. This is something you may well be able to handle on a home remedy basis. I can tell you the following :

1. When this injury first occurs it will bleed a little but the bleeding soon stops, if you are concerned about the bleeding bandage the affected foot for 24 hours.

2. The sensitive quick will be exposed and there is a slight danger of nail bed infection. You should immerse the affected foot in warm salt water for five minutes twice a day { Use an old plastic container of some kind } Then dab the nail area dry with some kitchen paper and apply a small dab of any sort of human antiseptic cream to the exposed part of the quick.

3. The nail will almost always grow back OK but of course it it starts to look infected or you become further concerned then you should have your vet check the paw out, but if you follow the above simple measures this will be unlikely.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.


Dr Scott

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much I will follow your advice and keep an eye on his paw. ��