ok, so my lab is 7ish and a couple of days ago split his dew claw, well, its kind of snapped off half way. I can see the nerve ending (the quick?) and its causing him pain when he touches it, but only when he catches it on something. Most the time its not bothering him, even with a dressing on.
Its all clean and dressed, but my question is, is it better to take him down the vets and get them to take the whole claw off, OR, keep it clean and covered and let it grow back of its own accord (albeit it may take a while).
I must stress, its not causing him too much discomfort otherwise I'd be straight down the vets, its only when he's caught it on something. Its not infected, as the dressings are clean when changed. We've stopped walking him through the woods, and he's currently restricted to roads/paths so as to minimise the chance of him catching it on something.
Any advice greatly appreciated.