Check Nails on Furry Animals

The following pictures are of a furry little dog who had severely overgrown nails.  One of the nails grew in a circular fashion instead of straight out.  The 360 degree nail ended up growing through the dog’s pad!  I can’t image how much this hurt.  When I removed it, he had a hole in the pad that looked like a pierced ear on a human.  Please check your pet’s nails regularly. 

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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