I found out what is wrong. Her nail got peeled off, somehow. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif It somehow happened outside, per my husband. He heard her yip, but that was it.
It's the bone that is exposed. The vet said as long as she isn't licking it TOO much, and her foot doesn't swell up, she will be fine. It will grow back.
Poor baby /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif We are giving her lots of kisses and belly rubs. She really isn't favoring it too much. such a good baby... :heart:
We had to take Georgia to the vet--her paw is swollen and infected, so she is on antibiotics for the week. She is now limping horribly, and whines to go for walks, but she can't go. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
I wish we knew how it happened, in case there was a way we could prevent it from happening again...
aww poor Georgia! There is probably no way to know what happened to her outside though, it probably just got caught on something, hard to say with beags.
I wondered when I was reading if it got infected. I had trimmed Harley's nails once (THE LAST TIME HE LET ME THE LITTLE STINKER) and he moved so I cut into the quick and he bled all over the dang house... just be glad she didnt bleed everywhere! you will probably find some splatters of blood around outside though, I guess dogs nails are very full of blood.
Anyhow, give her hugs from her fellow Iowa beags!
Judi and the gang