Introduction: Taking Care of a Dogs Torn Toenail
Sometimes your pet can get a torn toenail by catching their nail on the carpet, their gate, or other places. This will be very painful for them since they break their nail and expose their quick. The quick is the pink colored area in the nail where the nerve and blood vessels are. When this occurs it is important to take them to the hospital or clinic in order to cut the nail and bandage it. Below is an instructable on how the veterinarian technician would help your pet!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Prepare for the procedure.
1. Nail clippers
2. Gauze with KwikStop on it
3. Stretchy gauze
Step 2: Clip the Other Nails
Clip the other nails to ensure that they will not get caught onto things in the future.
Cut until you can see a little black dot which indicates the quick.
Step 3: Access the Torn Toenail
Get a good grasp of what you need to cut. Cut where the nail is torn
Step 4: Clip the Torn Toenail
Step 5: Put the Gauze With the Kwikstop on the Nail
Step 6: Wrap the Foot With the Stretchy Gauze
Start at the bottom of the paw and wrap up and around the area.
Wrap about halfway up the leg.
Step 7: Apply the Vet Wrap
This goes over the stretchy gauze.
Step 8: Provide Your Dog With an Ecollar
This will prevent them from chewing at their bandage
Step 9: Antibiotics and Pain Medication
The medication will help with pain and prevention of infection
Step 10: Take Off the Bandage in 1 Day
Do not take off the bandage on carpet! The kwikstop inside the bandage can stain your carpet.
Step 11: Look at the Toenail, If You Have Any Concerns Contact Your Doctor
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