late last night jasper yelped and i noticed his dew claw was broken very close to the quick. i suspect it happend earlier in the day as he was running outside. I have been trying to ask questions/look online about if i should take him to the vet and i have noticed equal advice on taking him and just letting nature take its course. it is not bleeding and he is not limping but wont let me touch it.
I definitely would'nt let nature take it's course. If the dew claw is hanging, it could cause the dog a lot of pain, and if he rips it right off, damage to his leg. I would be taking him into the vet ASAP.
We just went through this not too long ago. My Rosco ripped his nail, it started bleeding. Thankfully my vet was open. They cut off the rest of the nail and wrapped it and sent him home with antibiotics because it can get infected pretty easily. Make sure to get him to the vet by Monday.