My cocker has dew claws, one claw on each front leg higher than his pads. He favored one, and seemed that is had got caught on something and pulled the nail and split it. Will it heal, he isn't in pain and it isn't bleeding, but he does lick it and it makes me wonder what I should do. It seems to be getting better and less sensative, but who knows what he is feeling. Please all comments would be appreciated.
Split or broken nails are painful for dogs and many benefit from a bandage and/or antibiotics. I would have it checked by your vet to be on the safe side if your pet is still limping. vetcare