Breaking Nails

Discussion in 'Dog Health Care' started by an5gel99, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. an5gel99

    an5gel99 Guest

    My 23 wk old Min Pin's dewclaw was very long and today it just snapped off in the middle and didnt bleed. I wonder what the cause of this could have been. Does anyone have any clue about why this happened? please tell me if any of your dogs ever had this happen?
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  2. Renee750il

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    If just the nail snapped there's no reason for it to bleed. The only time a nail will bleed is if it's cut or torn into the quick - just like yours.

    You'll want to get a set of clippers for your dog's nails and clip them regularly. Some people use a dremel file. Either way, you just have to watch and not get into the pink "toe" inside the nail. It's a good idea to give the nail a few final swipes with a nail file if you use the clippers. It will smooth off the rough edges and help keep them from snagging and tearing.
  3. an5gel99

    an5gel99 Guest

    thank you

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