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    Default Suspected Infected Nail

    Hi all,

    I think Ziggy has an infected nail on one of her toes. The toe has swollen up considerably, I've felt and looked around and can't see or detect any foreign objects or pests on the toe. The base of the nail was the only part of the toe that seemed painful when I was poking around in there.
    Any suggested treatments? Should I trim the nail down like I would for myself?

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    I have no idea, but she may have been stung by a bee or such?? my cat was playing around with a bee one day and had obviously been stung as her toe had swollen up quite badly, it had gone back down within the 12 hours post sting though

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    My sisters dog had something similar to this and after a bit of poking and proding around she took him to the vet who withdrew a 2cm grass seed hair from a miniture puncture. It was this that was infected not his nail.. Dont know if its true in your case but if its an infected nail wouldnt the nail be abnormal or growing internal in some way?

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    My MIL's Silky had an infected nail a while back.
    She just did salt soaks several times a day and it cleared up really quickly.

    Just get a bowl of warm water and add about a teaspoon or 2 of salt.
    Pick the dogs front end up and drop it back down so the offending foot is in the water.
    Just keep her foot in the bowl for 30 seconds and take back out and dry thoroughly.
    Do this 3-4 times a day.

    If she doesn't like having her foot in the water you can dab with cotton balls from the same salt mixture.

    I use salt as a natural remedy for a lot of different ailments, it is great for hotspots too. It helps keep the wound clean, it works as an antiseptic and it dries it out.

    When I was little I was bitten by a white tail spider.
    I had lumps come up on my legs for years afterwards.
    Went to the doctors and was prescribed all sorts of potions and lotions.
    The only thing that cleared it up...

    Salt.

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    Agree with Crested. Salt baths.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Growing up, for pretty much any injury or sickness it involved salt or lemons LMAO
    Rubylisious


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    thanks crested, I'll try that

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