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Old 07-08-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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Please beware! The little holes in your steps can cause a dog's nail to be ripped out. This happened to our dog yesterday. She was just walking down the steps & her nail got hung up in the hole & her entire nail was ripped out. Please beware
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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Very sorry this happened.
I assume this is the dog you were dogsitting that you posted about yesterday?
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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As we've been looking for what we want the one thing our dogs have never liked are the stairs. They really need to be wrapped with something the dogs feel comfortable walking on and is not too thick to effect their operation.
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:40 PM   #4
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We covered ours with indoor/outdoor stick on carpet tile.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:57 AM   #5
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Mine actually got his toe in our steps after I read this. Didn't brake it off but he yelped.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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I am so glad I caught this post! I am "vacationing" a service dog next week and he is the type to not show any signs of distress. I just put in my Amazon Prime order for some Camco step covers. I know pet first aid as well as human first aid but would not have been on the look out for this type of injury.

I hope to get some good pictures of "Blue" on vacation to post here.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:22 PM   #7
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After reading these posts, I received today from Amazon, Ruggids rv step rugs, UV protected, olefin carpet with solid rubber backing to avoid slipping. They had the best reviews. I have two Dobermans that go wherever I go and I cannot imagine what it would be like to treat pulled out toenail while away from home.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:49 PM   #8
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We carry a separate first aid kit in the RV for our dogs.

Three must haves:
Children's Benadryl for bee stings
And "blood stop" clotting powder or gel.
Vet Wrap (the same self cling bandage used when you have an IV)

Those ripped out toenails bleed a LOT.

If you don't have the clotting powder, pack the wound with flour and wrap it firmly with some "vet wrap".

We use the step covers that are outdoor carpet material with eyelets and long springs that wrap underneath to hold them in place.
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I carry one of these in the truck and one in the TT.
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Most of you probably know this, but Tylenol is a *huge* no-no for dogs.

Baby aspirin *only*, after checking with a vet for dosage.
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