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Q. Split toenail back paw

A. I would recommend to keep the area clean with salt water bathing twice daily. This kind of injuries can bleed quite a lot, an if that is the case, apply gentle pressure with a cold wet tissue/swab.

Take him to your veterinarian for a quick check up and some pain relief medications. If kept clean, rarely this kind of lesions get infected so antibiotics are rarely needed.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

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