Help, I think his toenail got ripped off?

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  1. Mar 26, 2016 #1

    Kmoore1230

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    So I let Gaara out to play today, and after about 30 minutes I notice little blood spots all over the floor. So I panic and search for him. I find him and inspect him and see a bloody foot. Upon closer examination, which was a struggle to see in between his fur, it looks like a toe nail is missing. He was an amazing sport, and let me hold him and look at his toe just fine. But I feel terrible, and have no idea how it could have happened. Also he made no noise at all, so I'm not sure where it occurred.

    Firstly, does it look like a missing toenail? Have any of you guys ever dealt with anything like that?

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    Maureen Las

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    This is very common , need not worry about it. It has happened with my bunnies many times. Just clean the area with very dilute betadine or very dilute hydrogen peroxide and leave it alone.
     
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    Yep. Happened with Bunny once. Not a problem. She didn't act distressed, but then once again bunnies are masters at hiding pain or fear.
     
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    I agree - this happens a lot, especially if the rabbit is a nail biter and if the tool used to trim nails leaves jagged edges behind. It took me several years to find a high quality nail trimmer and finishing file.

    As this sometimes can start a bleed that becomes very difficult to stop (not to mention how other accidents can cause massive blood loss to people and pets alike), I keep a few of these around the house.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NG8V0S/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
    There are some situations where having one of these is the difference between life and death, IMO.
     
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