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Broken due claw, Scottie terrier dog, No vet open, Just

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Broken due claw
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Scottie terrier dog
JA: When did the Scottish Terrier break their claw? Have you seen a vet yet?
Customer: No vet open
JA: Did the Scottish Terrier bleed at all from the break?
Customer: Just noticed today There is some minor blood clot but its mostly having off
JA: And what's the Scottish Terrier's name and age?
Customer: Haggis he's 4
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
Is he licking it or limping?
Is he still active and happy to eat?
Would it be possible to send a photo?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

When the dew claw breaks cleanly, we can usually treat these dogs at home. We would bathe the remaining piece of claw in saline and prevent licking with a buster collar.

However, if the claw is hanging off, it may need to be removed.

For some, these injuries cause pain and these dogs require pain relief and anti inflammatories. These dogs may limp and seem lethargic.

Similarly, we can sometimes see a nail infection (you may notice redness or ooze) and antibiotics are needed.

Please respond when you can and I can try to give some more specific advice,

Many thanks,


Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Hello, this is just Dr Linda checking in to ensure you received my reply and did not have any further questions?