Broken nails can be painful and dangerous. Your dog can break his nails by merely walking or playing. Keeping those paws well groomed can help to prevent cracks and breaks.
When a nail does break it could potentially break a couple of different ways. Either it will spit, leaving an open nail and exposed quick, or it could snap at an angle. Both of these breaks could snag carpet, bedding, furniture, and even grass, causing more pain and bleeding.
Many toe injuries cause excessive bleeding and cleaning is imperative to inspect the entire paw and to assess and treat the injury.
I noticed that her nail fell off when I started looking her nails look like its hallow and stuffed with mud doesn't seem to be in pain but worried
Hi Dana, I would take Bella Joe to the veterinarian to have the nail checked, especially since you say that it has fallen off. The vet will clean it properly and make sure that there is no infection present. An infected nail can be very painful for your dog - we want to avoid this at all costs. It's a good idea to find out why this happened as well; for example, Bella Joe could have caught it on something or she could be lacking certain nutrients, making her nails weak. Good luck!
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