Ms. has a nasty torn toenail *again*. I’m attaching an image for your review and opinion if we need to bring her to the office today (Tuesday). The injury happened Monday afternoon. Treatment provided has been a couple of soakings in warm water and cleaning as she would tolerate with antibiotic solution from my med bag. No dressing has been applied.
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Yeah pull that off. If you think you'll get bitten, bring her in. I'll do it.
Epsom soak occasionally. (When looking dirty or crusty)
It can be licked. They'll clean 'em better than you can. With less pain.
Needs antibiotics (if mine, I would) to prevent infection ascending the capillary bed.) Sometimes infection gets into the third phalanx (“fingertip” and the bone turns into a bulky 'hive' of germs and lytic bone. And has to be removed.
You can call the office (in this case because I've seen it) and ask 'em to fill Baytril, Zeniquin, Clindamycin, Clavamox or Simplicef for at least a week.
So I just saw Lexxie T. the terrier and she has this mouth like, it’s brand new. And she’s ELEVEN years old.
So, what this owner did was have the teeth professionally cleaned. (We did it) and she IMMEDIATELY started on this Leba III dental spray. Just once a day, at night before bed: She opens Lexxie’s mouth and sprays ONE pump of spray onto her tongue and encourages her to go lay down and sleep. No water or food, just >spritz< and that’s it. Off to bed.
She also uses Dentastix. Lots of my clients give Dentastix, but their dog’s mouths are ‘just okay’ like Toy Story II.
Lexxie’s teeth are unusual. And I think it’s the Leba III
They’re sparse with the ingredients. And it’s made in Canada and the label’s primarily in French but there’s an English 'sig' you can understand. I don’t know what’s in it, but it works.
Mrs. T said it was expensive, and it is: Like $45 but a bottle will last months. That’s a better deal than Oxyfresh.