Q. My 14 year old Shih Tzu recently lost a toe nail and has a red stub. What can be the cause and what should I do

A. It could be that it just got caught on something and pulled off or it could be due to a nail bed infection. Clean it with salty water if it is bothering your dog then see your vet as it may need antibiotics.

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A. She has probably lost her nail somehow, you don ' t need to do much. Just make sure it doesn ' t get infected, you can bathe it in salty water ( 1 teaspoon of salt in a mug of hot water, then leave it to cool down before using it). You don' t need to bathe it too often just 1-2 times a day for the first couple of day. It will grow back eventually.

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