ok so i was looking at my little Maltese puppy and i saw a brownish-blackish color toenail. i am not too worried but i love my dog SO much and i don’t want anything to happen to him. i don’t know if i should just not worry about it or i should take him immediately. It doesn’t seem to hurt him when i touch it. thank you!!
My dog has a few black nails, and has since he was a baby. I had my vet look and she said it was perfectly normal to have different-colored nails, but to be extra-careful when clipping them because it is much harder to see the quick. I’d also recommend you keep styptic powder handy (a quick bleeds like crazy) or take your dog to a professional nail clipper until you feel confident of where the quick is on the darker nails.
Don’t worry it’s completely normal for puppies to develep dark coloured nails – most dogs have entirely black nails. My own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has pink nails as a puppy and some of the are black now. It’s comletely normal, just be a little more careful trimming his nails as it can be harder to see the quick
Dark Colored Toenails
It might be normal but it might be fungus I would ask the vet you can go to the humane society in your area or banfield on thursdays/tuesdays (2-4) its a free office visit if you are concerned about the price
If it is fungus you can catch it too… I wanna say I am 60% towards it is fungus take him to the vet before you need to have surgery on it if the fungus spread or 40% towards saying that his puppy nails are turning black. I have never owned a maltese but owned several toy breeds and adult black nails i have not seen that! better say than sorry!
my dog has one black toenail and the others are clear too. for my dog it’s just because she is a tri-color dog and it’s normal to have different colored toenails. this may be the case for yours, but if not it’s worth a visit to the vet.
Nothing to worry about. They’ll eventually turn black as he gets older. Completely normal for puppies to have “normal” colored nails, and then have them turn black before a year old.
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In English, it is just normal to have different colors on different areas of a dog.
It is quite normal for a dog to have different colored toenails.
My half king Charles cavalier, half Jack Russell has a couple of black nails. I just don’t want him in any pain.😁
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