Features May 2018 Issue

Common Toenail Injuries on Dogs

This little dog suffered a complete nail avulsion the nail was ripped from the nailbed, causing bleeding and severe pain. The injury likely was caused by her over-long, neglected nails.

Common Toenail Injuries on Dogs

Problems with her toenails can be, at a minimum, very painful for your dog. But they can also signal a deeper health issue.

Nails: All dogs have them. In fact some dog breeds, like the Great Pyrenees, have 22 of them. Yet nails are commonly ignored by many dog owners. There are numerous common problems with this area in dogs, ranging from minor broken nails to more devastating diseases like cancer. Proper maintenance with nails trims and periodic inspection of the nail and nail fold will ensure early detection of any problems with your canine friend.

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