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Linda and Jasper
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi.
jasper is prone to spliiting his claws wich leeds to him constantley licking and nibbling them. and as we know at bed time this is awfuly noisey. my point is. do any of your pooches who are older get this problem.
jasper does still chase after a ball with vigour.
the claws do not seem to long. and it only happens on the front claws.
at the moment he has it wrapped up so it can recover.
any idias why this happens. and what do you do.
thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi

You can try by giving him three oils in his food I have been told this can help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks nichola. we do give him primrose and cod oil.
but he got the bandage off last night and has chewd the nail. Evil or Very Mad and split it down the middle. the other half is missing. presumably eaten Confused
the other half is just hanging on. ouch!!!
so we have a vets appointment this afternoon to see what is what.
Shocked if steven cannot freeze it and get the rest off that means knocking the old chap out to do it. Crying or Very sad
will ask about oils in his food though. thank you for your input.
let you know what happens laters.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi .Jasper went to the vets yesterday. he had ripped the bandage off when were asleep. hence causing more damage to the nail. we took him in today and he was knocked out. they removed the broken nail it was also infected,they have quarterized it and wrapped it up for 4 days.
he is on antibiotics and pain killers.
not cheap with all the injections. anasthetics. clipping the points of the other toenails.etc.
at least he is okay. bit of a soar throat. but he has got chicken for tea. he is eating okay.
Nicola the vet said that the nails are not brittle and the two capsules he gets a day should keep them okay.
He did say that they way he charges about after the ball could have caused the break. as we know many of our briards are not gentle beasties when they are at play.
Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad he's on the mend Linda, they do worry us don't they?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, yes Brion has this problem, I think from what you say. He is now six and it appeared soon after we got him two years ago. We had a fine old drama over it (initially a back claw incidentally). I decided -after reading too much about Briard health issues! - that it could be cancer and took him to the vet, who, wound up by me, went so far as to anaethsetise him all ready to amputate before she looked at all his other claws, whereupon she rang me in huge embarrassment to say that while he was lying there on the op table she'd had a good look at all his other claws and they 'are all pretty manky'!!
Mercifully therefore she settled for just removing the dud claw, which has now regrown and he splits claws at intervals but has given up worrying about them, as have we.
The vet prescribed Onychotin (nail strengthener) and Efavet ()vitamins) which combination she says works well for what she then said is quite a common problem for big dogs. I now get them online whenever Brion's nails seem to be getting bad but at the moment it doesn't seem too big a problem. I can't really tell if the medication improves him or not, which is why I don't use it all the time and it is quite expensive but your vet might have a view.
Do hope Jasper's gets better because I do remember Brion (and us) getting very fussed about his sore claw.
All the best
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad Jasper is on the mend.

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