Cats don't often break and tear their nails since their nails grow differently than human nails. Cat nails grow in layers, so damage to the nail typically results in the upper layers shedding away, leaving healthy nail layers underneath. Deep damage to a nail, however, will damage all of the nail layers, resulting in pain and bleeding.
A torn nail typically isn't a serious problem, but it needs to be managed — it can lead to infection, which can cause serious health issues if the infection allowed to spread.
When a pet has a health problem or is due for its regular check-up, most pet parents immediately make an appointment. However, now is not an ordinary time. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, you might be hesitant to go outside if you don't absolutely have to. However, you should never neglect your pet's health. If you're worried about danger to you and potentially your pet by going to the veterinarian's office, here's what you should know.
When your dog has health problems, it is even harder for you to go away and leave them behind. Not all kennels are equipped to care for dogs with special medical needs. Plus, you're bound to be worried about your furry friend! With the tips below, however, you can successfully board a dog with health problems, from arthritis to kidney disease.
1. Look for a boarding facility associated with a vet's office.