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    Hey everyone,

    Yesterday morning i found that Tony had broken is upper toe nail in half (not a nail on his paw) it seems like the nail nerve is showing and he seems to be in some distress although able to walk around etc.

    He has been licking it quite alot, i try and stop him from doing it but i cant watch him 24/7. I clean the area every morning and night.

    Is there anything else i can do to prevent him licking the area or reduce the pain for him?

    Thanks

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    Just try putting some cornflour on it, if there is any moisture there, the flour will soak it up, and form a kind of sealant. But your dog might be different to mine and lick off the cornflour. Mine didn't like the taste when this happened to them, so they left it alone. Just keep cleaning it, and wrap his paw.

    Good luck, and let us know how it goes
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    Thanks Ally,

    I have continued to clean the area although it seems to be getting better, he has been good and not licked it anymore now that i have told him off a few times.

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    Thats great! Hopefully it heals up quickly
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    One of our split their nail badly last year. It looked a bit scary, but healed up surprisingly well - and fast too.
    I hope Tony is ok, no doubt he's lapping up any attention or sympathy that he can get!

    If he is really chewing at it you can try vetwrap bandages, although determined dogs will get them off as well.

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    To late to help but thought i would mention anyways. I have heard of others dusting broken nail/wound with EDP anticeptic power (Available in all chemists). Havent had to use it myself for this reason as yet! (Fingers crossed) But have some in the first aid pack just in case.

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    Thanks for the help everyone,

    Tony's nail has been growing back, he licks it occasionally although not harming the healing process which is good.

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