I had the dogs in their carrier for their trip to my boyfriend's for the weekend. I've used it countless times...it's not a hard plastic one, it's softer and collapsible.
Anyway, as I was carrying them inside, Tango started to yelp! Several times, loudly!! Freaked me out, and as soon as I got in I immediately got them both out of the carrier, and there was blood! More freakout.
He has all 4 dewclaws, and he ripped one of them clean off!!! I guess he must have somehow hooked one somewhere on the inside of the carrier. I have NO CLUE how that happened, or where it happened. I've examined the thing minutely and I just can't find anywhere he could have caught it. But he's so tiny (under 4 pounds) and his claws are too I guess it's impossible for me to find anything that isn't very obvious.
He seemed fine though, the bleeding stopped almost right away after I put a little pressure on it. The area didn't seem tender either. I made sure to keep an eye out for infection, but it's healed up just fine.
Right after the bleeding stopped.
This is what I found when I took the white soft fluffy pad out of the carrier to wash the blood off of it.
This ever happened to anyone else? Curious if the nail will eventually grow back, or if it's now gone from that dewclaw permanently?
I wouldn't actually mind that...it's been a pain with him having all 4 dewclaws. I checked out getting them removed, but unlike some dewclaws which are just flaps of skin attached to the leg, his have gristle and bone attaching them, so it would be like a little mini amputation of each one. Uh...no. No thanks.