Purple spray in all likelihood will send your dog into orbit. I clip them in the clinic, pop a muzzle on the dog just in case spray on local get robust vet nurse to use canine cuddle and the clip loose bit. I find these heal much quicker than this left to flap and wobble. They often need antibiotics if the pink - quick is exposed as this is very susceptible to infection and once established nail bed infections can be difficult to clear and in rare cases require toe amputation.
Thanks lonecat. Those were my feelings about the pink bit. It looks so vulnerable. And the thought of the loose bit catching on all the long grass. Vet it is then. I forgot to bring the purple spray home from the stables. Just as well!
Hmm yours does sound a bit worse that ours was actually. Pretty sure ours was sorted in a week or two. But FluppyDog had an operation and was on bed recovery for two weeks anyway so perhaps all the rest helped with recovery.
Been to vet. Largely because he was licking his paw and whimpering at the same time . She clipped off the split nail and gave him an anti inflammatory. Told me to keep it clean and dry. Yeah right! He was a very god boy and seems happier - despite puking his tea all over the rug <sigh>