My dog has broken his nail in two the bottom part with the nerve in…

My dog has broken his nail in two the bottom part with the nerve in it has separated from the top outer part apart from keeping it clean what else can I do does he need vet assistance?

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Brian Downie
5 years ago

Hey there Tanks!  It sounds to me like it is a pretty severe break, especially with the nerve exposed.  I think a vet visit is in order not only to be treated but also for the comfort of your puppy.  I found this information http://www.petsadviser.com/pet-health/how-to-treat-a-torn-dog-nail/ which may be helpful.  My little Lily did this one year at the lake.  We took her to the local vet there and he did not cut off below the crack, he put some kind of treatment on the nail and then wrapped the foot.  Consequently, the vet also thought she broke her toe.  Needless… Read more »