posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 07:16 PM
I just returned from the vet for my dogs nail, that split all the way up to the skin and first of all, if that happens, you should cut the nail all
the way back past where the split begins and yes, that sometimes includes past the quick. I actually flinched more than my dog, but still I know it's
tough to decide to cut that far up, but if not, it can get infected and require surgery. Then the vet applied some instant skin or whatever you can
find that coagulates blood flow.
Now the BIG news for me was NEVER give you dog IBUPROFEN or TYLENOL! I found this out after
giving my girl a couple of em'.
She is my
first doggy and I just did not know. Don't worry she is fine, but when I told the vet, her brows raised up fast!
Aspirin is the only thing my vet recommended for over the counter remedies for pain. I feel like a fool for not knowing this, but as pertinent as
this info is, I felt compelled to share it.
edit on 4-12-2010 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)