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It looks like my little Lily caught a toenail in the patio screen door and ripped it off. The toe area where the nail was is bleeding. I cleaned it up with H2O2 and wrapped it with some gauze. What, if anything, do you recommend that I do at this point ? Thanks much for any input !
 

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It may need a suture or to be cauterized, depending on how deep the tear went. I'd have a vet look at her and get it properly cleaned and disinfected and dressed in order to minimize infection risk. She may need antibiotics and/or pain medicine as well.
 

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Is she licking it obsessively? Sometimes with an injury like that, a dog will just licklicklick and prevent it from healing, or possibly even make it worse.

I'd do what Tracy suggests and have a Vet take a look at the injury, unless of course it already looks like it's healing fine by itself.
 
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