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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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My dog hurt her claw last week, it was just beggining to

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Hi my dog hurt her claw last week , it was just beggining to heal and my wee boy stood on it, it seems the claw has come away from whatever is underneath the claw, could you please assist?
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. When did the dog last see a vet? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: When she hurt her paw over 2years ago im sure. No shes not.
JA: What's the dog's name?
Customer: Coco young
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No shes in good health
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

I'm sorry to hear about this with Coco. Can you upload photos of this claw to our conversation? You can upload photos by texting them, or by using the paperclip or add file icons above your message box...if you can see those icons on your device. You can also use an external app such as dropbox or navigate to and scroll down to "other".

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
File attached (VZZ43ZV)
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Yeah thats fine, what can i do, does she need seen?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

The excellent photo reveals separation of the nail sheath from the quick and subsequent paronychia (nail bed infection). Under "twilight sleep" (light anesthesia), the nail shealth is peeled off, the quick shortened, and a systemic antibiotic prescribed for 5-7 days. A light wrap is applied for the initial few day from surgery.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Will i just arrange an appointment for coco then at our veterinarian surgery?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

Correct! Please continue in this conversation if you wish.