What to Do When Your Dog Breaks a Nail
When a dog breaks a nail, infection is surprisingly likely, because it’s NOT skin that “closes over”….and tenderness is prevalent. Removal of the free-end or broken “piece” is almost always recommended but there ARE intricacies. Listen to this podcast on ripped nails:
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Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.