Dirty nails?

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  1. Maggies mommy

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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?
     

  2. ja&roo

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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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    • Brooke

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      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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      • PitRottMommy

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        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 Stridex and it works well.
          I also use a battery toothbrush.
          If they see one speck of oil at a show it is bad.
           
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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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