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does anyone have any thoughts about this? the nail is missing on the second second toe from the left. in it's place is a small black/dark brown mark, like a scab or dry blood. she's walking fine, there's no swelling. she doesn't seem to be in pain. she just...lost a nail. is that normal?

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I've had a few do this to themselves while either climbing or getting caught on fleece. It shouldn't cause her any problems, just keep an eye out for swelling or discoloration that might imply that it is infected.
 

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This is insanely common. Ratty nails are sensitive and very prone to ripping out. As long as it's not inflamed, she'll be just fine.
 
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