Message Number: YG6409 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-16 12:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ripped claw

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Karna Rybacki" <evilkarky@h...>
> Hi,
> I've got a bit of a problem. One of my boys, managed to rip off
most of his
> claw, by getting it caught in something. It is the shorter thumb-
like claw
> on the right hind paw.
> The problem here is, he didn't rip the claw completely off, nor
the blood
> vessel in it. I've trimmed off what remained of the claw, but am
unsure if
> I shoudl do the rest of the vessel down to the toe, or just leave
it and see
> if the claw grows around it. The toe is a little swollen too. Any
> suggestions on bringing it down? The toe doesn't seem to be
causing a lot
> of discomfort, but he does favor it a little.

Hello...I am not a vet but I have had 2 foster ferrets to which this
has happen to when they came into my home. There's just seemed to be
fat, swollen, red although with time and keeping an eye on it just in
case infection set in. It does eventually grow back sometimes a lil
weird at first but the two that had it seemed to get by. These 2 had
manage to hit their vessel when they did I guess although theses lil
guys just stuck it through. So if you think it looks infected (puss,
discharge) then I would let the vet have a check but if find there is
no concern that way then just let it heal and grow to be a new and
approved nail:)..Good Luck! Vex
> I've had a ferret int he past who managed to rip out his claw
> blood vessel down to the toe completely, treated him with an
antibiotic and
> bandaged the paw and all was fine.
> Thank you for any feedback,
> EvilKarky
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