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6/8/18 8:34 P

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our little girl had so many allegories that started with all the shots and meds the vet gave her at an early age. we had a really bad reaction to the confortus for ticks and fleas and we almost lost her. She is now 10 and hubby has had her on Dynivit for the last eight years and that helped her with her skin allergies. we found that she was allergic to gain so she is grain free . we also keep her off chicken because they eat grain. she was two years old before she had any hair on her body as she chewed it off until she bled. we doctored and prayed that we would find how to help her. took a long tril and error. Hubby wanted the vet to take care of it and I told him, that was the problem all the chemicals in the meds, shots, etc. I spend days on the computer doing research and trying so many things until we hit wat was perfect for her

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12/15/17 10:03 P

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Hey Vali_T, Yes it's a she. She has so many allergies that it's hard to give her supplements. she's allergic to beef and peanut butter. I tried putting olive oil on her food and she started chewing on herself more. She's on a decent food, Rachel Ray's Turkey and sweet potato. Back when she had a busted nail on each foot she was eating Rachel Ray's grain free Salmon and something. So I know she does better on the turkey and sweet potato. So now I'm thinking that giving her a fish oil pill would be a bad thing. ..... I was giving her a multi vitamin but had to stop because of money ..... I don't think she was breaking her nails then. Money is a little better, I'll look back into the vitamins. .... maybe that's what she needs. I had forgotten about that. THANK YOU!!

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12/15/17 8:58 P

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I wonder if there is something you could give your dog to make her toenails stronger. (I hope it's a she. I can't go back to look while I'm in this message window...) You might look into whether giving her things that humans take for that purpose would be safe. I'm thinking along the lines of silica or gelatin, those kinds of things that people take to make their nails stronger.

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12/13/17 10:28 P

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I had a billion that lived to be 18. When she turned 12 she would she'd the outer park
The of her nail. My groomer advised that some did this and her nails her stronge

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12/12/17 11:02 P

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I've looked and googled and researched. I've asked every person I know that is into dogs, nobody knows. I was a groomer for 15 years and never have I heard of dogs toe nails just breaking from running and jumping on soft ground. running and jumping on cement or asphalt, yes, but never on dirt. Right at the moment I'm kind of broke, so I'm think a different vet might be an expense I can't do. So I'm just asking if anybody has had the same problem.

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12/12/17 8:49 P

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Hi Becky,

I wish I had an answer for you. Maybe you could get a second opinion from another vet?
Have you googled her condition? Maybe you might find some info there.

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12/12/17 8:39 P

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I have a pit bull that is 2 years old and is on 25 mg of azathroprine every other day for immune-mediated polyarthritis. Her toe nails keep splitting and breaking. She doesn't walk on cement. My back yard is soft dirt. She lives inside with me, with carpet floor. We might run after the ball and jump for the ball for about 5, to 10 minutes if the weather is not too hot or cold. My vet isn't worried about this, but it concerns me. I can't find any relation to the polyarthritis and brittle nails. Vet told me that it's because her nails are white and the amount of force she uses to jump. I find that hard to believe. Does anybody have any idea why she could be breaking/splitting her nails. The one today is a middle toe on her back foot. Two months ago she had a broken nail on every foot.
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Becky

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