Ddog injured one of his dew claws while playing in the park today. We noticed that it was bleeding, so I have just cleaned it up as best I can. The bleeding has stopped and it is only painful when touched, but I'm concerned that he'll catch it again. Should I bandage it up somehow, get him to the vet to have it seen to, or just leave it?
Hi Molesworth - our lab tore his dewclaw a while ago, not much blood and it wasn't bothering him. After a few weeks we could see that the old claw was hanging in there but a new tiny claw was growing underneath it. Trip to the vets, and the old claw was cut off (no mess or blood) and the new claw has grown in nicely
I'd see how he is on Monday and maybe take him to the vet if you aren't happy.