Q. Nails are red have way down to tip, swelling around nail, red rash all over, mite like colony s of black crusty spots all over.
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. The swelling around the nails is not normal and may be suggestive of inflammation/infection of the nails/nails bed. Given the other skin signs The nail problem is possibly part of a more generalized skin condition, which may have different origin (allergic? infective?). A veterinary consultation is definitively needed to investigate the skin problem and give appropriate treatment. Systemic antibiotics and medicated shampoo may be beneficial in his case.