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Re: back toenails short and bleed.

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  April 05, 2002 at 23:40:32

In Reply to: back toenails short and bleed.
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Posted by:  jean moenning
Posted on:  April 05, 2002 at 09:46:31

Question:

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: The back toe nails of our Jack Russell have begun to bleed. They have not been trimmed, but seem to wear down from running on brick in pool area, and from concrete drive and street. We noticed the drops of blood about 4 days ago. The dog is very happy and has lots of energy.
: Our grandchildren have been visiting and Rudy is a very playful dog, loving to go on the boat, and swim with them.

: Any suggestions as to what to do would be appreciated.

: Thanks Jean


Response:

Dear Jean,

I suggest you take Rudy to the vet to have his nails/paws examined; a toenail that is bleeding is susceptible to infection. In the meantime, I recommend you decrease his activity...with apologies to your grandchildren and Rudy. :-)

Leslie