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I wanted to know if any 1 knows a secret how to clean the brown on their nails. I tried a wipe doesn't work that great I also tried w tips but what works the best is scraping it off with my nail, but that's kinda gross! Any suggestions?
 
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After the bath when the gunk is softer I use a soft tooth brush. pushing each nail out one at a time. Wrapped in his nice warm towel I do it over the sink so I can keep dipping the brush in the warm soapy water. I still need to scrape a little here and there with my nail though :LOL:

P.S. Only brush in light stroked away from the nail outward to avoid hurting tissue and pushing dirt in crevases
 
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I wanted to know if any 1 knows a secret how to clean the brown on their nails. I tried a wipe doesn't work that great I also tried w tips but what works the best is scraping it off with my nail, but that's kinda gross! Any suggestions?
I use baby wipes, but I've found it's easiest right after a bath when they've been standing in the warm bath water for a while and the gunk has had a chance to soften up a little bit. Let me know if you find anything that works better!
 
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I wanted to know if any 1 knows a secret how to clean the brown on their nails. I tried a wipe doesn't work that great I also tried w tips but what works the best is scraping it off with my nail, but that's kinda gross! Any suggestions?
I've found ear cleaner to be useful. It's antifungal and antibacterial...precisely what lurks in those dark spots ;)
 
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I use bath gloves when bathing the boy, and after his feet have soaked in the bath for awhile, I do the toes last. I just use the bath glove and work on each toe and nail, plus the pads and in between each toe/pad.

Sometimes I dump a little chlorhexidine in the bath water(chlorhexidine gluconate 2%, www.valleyvet.com) and since it's antibacterial/antifungal/anti-yeast, it really helps in breaking down the gunk in both ears and toes. I flush his ears with it on a monthly basis and it keeps away anything growing(even though he gets his ears cleaned on a bi-weekly basis anyway, LOL).
 
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