My 10-year-old lab mix has a swollen toe. It looks like the nail is completely missing. How can I treat the toe at home?

Answer

When only one toe is swollen, it may be due to a spider bite, a puncture wound, or other trauma with a secondary infection. Try the suggestions in the article: soak the foot, see if there is pus coming out of a wound, and if you are not able to clean the wound with tincture of iodine, you might need to take her to a vet to be treated with antibiotics. If this is not possible, you need to try one of these home cures, which may be less effective in this area: aloe vera, coconut oil, etc.

Updated on April 9, 2018

Original Article:

Why Does My Dog Have Swollen Feet and What Are Some Natural Cures?
By Dr Mark
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