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Q: How long do you expect Sport to Limp?

June 16, 2011 | By erica m. | 2 answers | Expired: 1148 days ago

erica m.

Last night I had to take Sport to the 24 hour emergency vet because his whole nail came off and blood was everywhere. It was the best decision in order to make sure the bleeding stopped. They wrapped his paw in a bandage and told us to keep it on for at least 24 hours at the minimum, but if Sport keeps it on for 3 days that is ideal. The vet numbed the area and sport was in and out in 15 minutes tops. Today Sport woke up limping and is trying to rest. Thankfully he is content with his bandage.

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-Sport is limping all over the house.
-I have been trying to accommodate him so he won't stress out.
-He hasn't been putting much pressure on his injured paw, but i just saw him scratching with both front paws at his bed to get comfy.

After three days do you think he will still be limping?

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Kelly
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Jun 17, 2011

It's hard to say. It really depends on the dog. Some dogs rip their toe nails out or have them surgically removed & are running around as soon as the next day acting like it doesn't bother them. Others limp around for a few days. It all depends on how traumatic & damaging the injury was, how sensitive the dog is, & how quickly they heal.

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Ches21
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Jun 17, 2011

Well a chipped nail can hurt a dog worse than it can a person dogs need their claws if they are wild mainly for hunting but if they are not wild then they say do not declaw them cause it helps them to maintane balance when running and walking so while if you or I chipped a nail it may only take a few hours or days to feel better it may take a dog like your dog Sport or my dog Skitters up to a week or more to feel better and to stop limping if the limping continues after a week is up though I would return to the vet.

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