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    nail splitting

    Chewy's nails seem to split frequently and look funny when growing back. They don't seem to bleed when this happens, or cause him any discomfort. Anyone have any thoughts on what may be causing it? His nails don't seem fragile when trimming....they are pretty hard.

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    Re: nail splitting

    Maybe try to Dremel them instead of clipping them to see if that helps.
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    Re: nail splitting

    I'm wondering if it could be caused from a vitamin or mineral deficiency. I have no experience with this!

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    Re: nail splitting

    Thank you....may have to try dremel.

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    Re: nail splitting

    can you post a picture of them.... I'm interested to see

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    Re: nail splitting

    Here is a photo...not looking as bad as they do sometimes-20131231_081844-jpg

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    Re: nail splitting

    Quote Originally Posted by wgroves View Post
    Here is a photo...not looking as bad as they do sometimes-20131231_081844-jpg
    they really do curl under - the dremel should help with it

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    Re: nail splitting

    We'll see how he reacts to it....lol took 2 years to be able to cut his nails without someone holding him

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    Re: nail splitting

    Finally got in to see vet. Brittle nails is the diagnosis. Dremel recommended by vet too. Also recommended puttinv knox gelatin on his food. Anyone used gelatin before? Wondering how much to use....chewy is @ 28 - 30 #

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