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Old 02-24-2005, 10:26 AM
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Hi all... I just had the 2 adopted yorkie boys nails trimmed Tuesday night, they were quite long (the vet did them) anyway, as of late yesterday Houdini has been favoring his front left paw and is doing the same today. He is also walking like he's 100 years old. could this be from having his nails trimmed? If so, how long should I keep an eye on him before taking him to the vet?
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:15 PM
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It could be that they almost hit the quick, or the vein inside the nail, and it is sore. It could also be that his nails being short just feel funny. I say give it a week, if he is still doing the same thing, then take him for a checkup.
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:54 PM
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When they are really long they can break inside way down by the paw and hurt them kinda like a bruise. It should be ok in a couple days. My beagle had it happen slipping in a creek but I have seen it on dogs with long nails getting cut. Yorkies nails are black aren't they? You might not be able to tell then.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:17 PM
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Thanks - yes his nails are black and they were very long, almost like they had never been cut before. I'll keep an eye on him this weekend and see if it gets better.
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Hi YorkieLover!

My Yorkie/Pomeranian has black nails too.. and he got groomed for the first time, nails, haircut, anal glands, the whole works! .. and he's actually bouncing around like usual! so just keep an eye on your babies, i hope everything is ok!
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:19 AM
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Everthing is o.k.... I guess he was back to normal by Friday night. We took them to the groomers on Saturday and she believes it he was just getting used to walking with short nails. Thanks for asking.
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