Riley woke up and was raring to go this morning, in true cattle dog fashion! She wasn’t quite over the anesthesia when we went to bed last night, so I’m glad to see her back to her non-pitiful self today.
This is the third nail she’s broken off a good portion of (the second one that she’s had to get removed) and her vet said she looked at all of her other nails yesterday and that some of them had grooves or dents in them from where it looked like they had tried to break off but grew back in and repaired themselves. Riley’s nails taper to a sharp point instead of being one thickness all the way to the end, so the vet said that it could be one reason they’re breaking so easily–because they’re thin at the end. So I asked what we could do to strengthen her nails…I mean, do we put Sally Hansen on them or what? We’re going to use an Omega-3 fish oil supplement with EPA and DHA to see if that helps.
The supplement they could sell me at the vet was EicosaDerm by DermaPet–8 oz. for $21.98 (would last 40 days). I said I wanted to price it elsewhere and I’m glad I did. I got 32 oz. on Amazon for $31.14!! Yay, I love finding a good deal (it was marked down from $88.98)! So we’ll see if that helps, hopefully it will.
Oh, and sorry I haven’t been around to all of your blogs in a few days–I’ve been doctoring Riley since this weekend. I will catch up!!