Hi everyone, I'm new here but have a problem and hope you guys can help.
I'm the second mom to a beautiful toy poodle. Lexi was 9 months old when I got her 3 months ago and obviously, her other mom didn't know about walking dogs on the sidewalk to shorten the quick in the claws, etc. As a result, my little girl has extremely long claws and as of now, 3 of them have broken completly off, all on her front paws!
I contacted my vet about the first and second one, and she said it wasn't unusual, especially because of the cir***stances and because she's a very active, playful puppy, and, that it would take some time for the quicks to shorten. Obviously, you can only trim slivers off the ends of the claws, so I feel this is going to take forever.
This is the other part of the problem. Lexi is having pain with the 3 broken claws and a fourth that I think is about to come off too. She licks them often and when she does, she licks with such concentration, she wouldn't hear a bomb go off. I give her part of a baby aspirin, but truthfully, I can't tell if it helps. At times, Lexi favors one particular front paw, so I know it bothers her.
There are two other dogs in the house and she wants to play constantly, which aggravates the problem, so I have to limit her time with them. I try to walk her every day but she can't go very far.
From reading some of your posts, I'm wondering if any of you have a "miracle" solution to this situation!
Any advice would be extremely appreciated.