FOOD STUCK IN PIGGY NAIL

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SnickersReese

Post   » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:05 pm


One of my guinea pigs has a piece of dried fruit stuck on his nail. It has been there for about three or four days. I went to clip his nails today and noticed that the piece of food was stuck to the underneath of his nail and covered the entire bottom. I could not cut it off of his nail without clipping him or messing up his nail. I was wondering if there was any other solution to this? Maybe putting his nail into a solution in order to be able to gently pull it off instead of ripping it. If not, then I will take him and his brother to the vets and hopefully that would work. Thank you for reading my post and I greatly appreciate any advice you may offer us :)

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:55 pm


Soak it a while in some warm water and see if it softens up. Bottle caps or small condiment cups may good piggy footbaths.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:02 pm


What color is it? Are your guinea pigs male?

If it is a food item, soaking should work.

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