Emergency Dog Health Care : How To Treat Your Dogs Broken Toe Nails


Hi I’m Dr. Adrienne Mulligan of Camp Verde
Veterinary Clinic in Arizona and I’m here today to talk to you about broken toenails
on behalf of expertvillage.com. Dog will get broken toenails for a variety of reasons.
But, the primary one is often going to be when you yourself are trying to cut there
nails and you go to deep into the quick. It is not necessarily a broken toenail but it
does create quiet a lot of bleeding and scares most people. This is my assistant Amber and
this Bonkers and he’s we are going to show you a few little things about working with
toenails. You probably have to get your vet to teach your how to trim toenails but, that
is a little more then our scoop today. But, lets say that I am trimming Bonkers toenails
and when I do lets say that I go to deep. Now I’m not going to because it really hurts
it wouldn’t be nice but it starts to bleed. If you put your first aid kit together as
we talked about then you should have some styptic powder to stop the bleeding but, if
you have not got any thing special like styptic powder the best thing to stop the bleeding
in this area is flour. The kind flour that you would cook with. So go grab some flour
pack it on the nail and then you are going to put some kind of a bandage on. Your bandage
should consist of a little bit of antibiotic ointment that you could put on top of the
flour that is right if it is mix together and then a telfa pad that you should keep
in your first aid kit. To cover the nail and then you should have some vet wrap on hand
in your first aid kit and just do a little bandage around that foot. Not real tight just
roll it around and then a good way to keep it on is to put a sock over it. This is not
a sock but you could use a regular sock to do something like that and you could use some
tape as well to just tape that not tightly just loosely to the top of his to the top
of his bandage to his foot. Then you got a protected toenail to take your dog to the
vet.

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