September 1, 2008 at 6:14 pm #62008xtineMember
I’ve noticed that Fritz has the odd nail that is splitting or flaking right at the ends.. Isn’t the first time I’ve noticed it.. just wondering if it is a sign that he is lacking something in his diet? :confused:September 1, 2008 at 6:45 pm #83232
more info xtine…just happening…all nails or not…when on a surface of a certain sort…when not…when damp or not..etc etc
suz…whats this called then 🙂September 1, 2008 at 6:51 pm #83233MudgieMember
lupoid onychodystrophy ;D ???September 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm #83234AnonymousGuest
Cass occasionally get that when she does 3-point turns at 85mph. :canadian:September 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm #83235
what the lupoid or the onychodystrophy 😀 😀September 1, 2008 at 8:29 pm #83236SuzAndTheDivaMember
ummmm……………..fritz needs a manicure – sorry not on my list of services :nono: :tease:
Seriously – no idea Bev :-[September 1, 2008 at 8:36 pm #83237xtineMember
is on some not all of his nails.. will try and get a pic to show you… is almost like layers are peeling off on some of them ???September 2, 2008 at 3:01 pm #83238LucyrMember
Could be an interesting thread as my Akita has flaky nails and I did give in and resort to her having her dew claw taken off as it started to cause problems and looked like we were heading down the route to infection.
I was wondering if she needed any supplement of any type or if she just had poor quality nails? None of our other dogs have ever suffered.
LucySeptember 2, 2008 at 3:09 pm #83239SweetypyeMember
Ask your vet, although there a number of conditions that result in brittle nails and their shedding, some help may be available via biotin supplements however it is best to consult your vet.September 2, 2008 at 3:11 pm #83240Kerry_and_BeauMember
funny this should pop up but i have noticed beaus dew claws are getting a little flaky/cracked, they are looking like the cat’s when she is about ready to shed a layer…if that makes sense :ok: (love these new smiley’s they’re great)September 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm #83241AnonymousGuest
You can give Biotin It is used in the equine world to encourage good hoof formation. When i started using this I used the only type on the market which was for horses, but now Gold label now make on specifically for dogsSeptember 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm #83242
it may also be normal shedding…happens with some breeds when full moult in flow…September 3, 2008 at 7:57 pm #83243SuzAndTheDivaMember
sp what is it called? ;DSeptember 4, 2008 at 9:36 am #83244LucyrMember
Kiz…could explain why my Akita’s nails aren’t good at the mo, she has been blowing her coat since just before Crufts and it still hasn’t completely finished….very unlike the breed!
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