Q. My 14 year old Shih Tzu recently lost a toe nail and has a red stub. What can be the cause and what should I do
A. It could be that it just got caught on something and pulled off or it could be due to a nail bed infection. Clean it with salty water if it is bothering your dog then see your vet as it may need antibiotics.
A. She has probably lost her nail somehow, you don ' t need to do much. Just make sure it doesn ' t get infected, you can bathe it in salty water ( 1 teaspoon of salt in a mug of hot water, then leave it to cool down before using it). You don' t need to bathe it too often just 1-2 times a day for the first couple of day. It will grow back eventually.