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So I can home last evening to what looked like a serial murder had happened in my house. By the time I got some Tramadol in Leo and calmed him down enough to look, there was some bleeding around the edge of the nail bed, it was at a slightly odd angle, but no issues with the joint or particular pain there. Based on the evet's advice, I waited until the morning and took him to our vet.

 

Thank goodness he had no damage at all to the bones, and unlike his front foot, the whole foot looks generally good. But he had fractured it below the skinline, so they sedated him and removed him, and he's on anti-biotics, keeping it clean and dry, and leash restriction.

 

Other experiences with this kind of injury? I'm worried it will grow in wrong, but removing it now, rather than having him snag it on something or it come off when we're not home and him panicking and being in pain seemed better. Hope I made the right choice.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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Mickey has SLO, and has lost all of his nails several times over. Today I came home to a bloody crime scene and a nail out to the side. The vet numbed him up, cut it off, and cauterized the bleeding area. Same thing happened last month, but I waited a few days in case it came off on it's own. Bad move! He caught it on something and we had a bloody mess all over again.

Sometimes they grow back ok, sometimes crooked, and sometimes not at all.

Last year, my black dog pulled out a nail when I wasn't home. I have no idea what she did...never even found any blood. That nail just started to grow back after almost a year. Good luck!

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Only have experience with toenail SLO, and not with fractured toe.* But sending best wishes to poor Leo (and Neighsayer's Mickey) and his crime scene cleaning crew.

 

*Is the toe fractured, or the nail?

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remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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Thank goodness, given how messed up one of his feet is from injuries prior to his adoption, all of this foot looked fine, including the one with the now missing toenail.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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We have lost several toenails in the last years. I used to keep the foot bandaged for a week and had a very ill greyhound... because... Look woman. I can't walk. I lost my foot and now there is something strange... 😕

 

But when I saw Paddy trying to race the stairs on three legs I decided to just let it unbandaged. I bath the foot after being outside with a mild antiseptic. And we are fine. And everytime the nail grew back, but it needed time.

Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice), Abu (Cillowen Abu) and bridge angels Colin (Dessies Hero) and Andy (Riot Officer).

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We have lost several toenails in the last years. I used to keep the foot bandaged for a week and had a very ill greyhound... because... Look woman. I can't walk. I lost my foot and now there is something strange...

 

But when I saw Paddy trying to race the stairs on three legs I decided to just let it unbandaged. I bath the foot after being outside with a mild antiseptic. And we are fine. And everytime the nail grew back, but it needed time.

:lol When Patrick (master of foot injuries) could stop being bandaged, we had to put baby socks on all 4 feet for a day to trick him into stopping the drama queen limping. Thanks everyone, you're making me feel better.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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Mickey has been hopping on three legs since we came back from the vet with a bandaged foot. He won't even touch the floor with that foot. I'm going to take the bandage off tonight.

If he won't stop, bandage the other foot.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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