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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,
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