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Name: Amanda D.
Status: Student
Age: 13
Date: September 12, 2002 


Question:
My dog split his toe in half and he keeps licking it and I want to clean it with peroxide and cover it up because he goes outside and runs in the woods and the dirt and i do not want to get to the point where he needs to have his toe removed or something. Can I clean it myself?



Replies:
Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem will become. And the more expensive. SEE A VET NOW... or your dog just might need major surgery.

Phillip Raclyn, DVM CVA


No, you should get it looked at by a vet, disinfected with something stronger than peroxide (which is a weak antiseptic) and probably bandaged for a week to let it heal.

Phillip Raclyn, DVM CVA



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