How can I fix a split nail on my dog?


A dog's split nail can be treated by trimming it past the split. Most dogs eventually end up with a split nail at some point, but the nail must be examined to determine the appropriate course of action.

The dog's injured toe is held up to the light to see how far down the nail can be cut. If the split is too far, the dog needs to see a veterinarian. The vet typically removes the injured nail. However, if the nail can be cut at home, it must be done carefully. Any bleeding resulting from cutting the nail must be stopped, and a dog-friendly disinfectant must be used to prevent infection. The injured toe is bandaged to prevent further injury, and the bandage is changed frequently.

Q&A Related to "How can I fix a split nail on my dog?"
1. Stop the bleeding by applying a blood coagulant such as styptic powder or a household product like flour or cornstarch. Pack the material heavily onto the nail. Bleeding should
Should go to the Vet so they can properly remove the nail so the dog doesn't
have some people to hold your dog tightly and cut it or go to the vet he will do it in a much safer way.
Use super glue gel. It works great. Good luck! : }
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