They took the actual nail off, leaving the quick exposed. They expect that the quick should be ok by Wednesday morning as it will have enough 'cover' on it to not bleed and not be so sensitive. However, they have said that they will want to review as the nail grows back in, so that they can see if it might need further treatment. Sometimes it grows back very crooked/brittle, and in that case, they remove the whole nail cover again, but they said in 75% of dogs, there is no further treatment required.
She seems quite happy today....yesterday she was flinching, and holding the paw up. Today, she's bombing around the house in her boot. the boot is only to keep the bandage clean and dry. Vet says the bandages can come off tomorrow evening, and if she is in mud, just to dip her paw into a solution of some anti bac lotion they gave us, and warm water.
The quick looks pretty straight to me, and the vet, so I think she's unlikely to need further treatment, as long as we can keep her 'calm' for the next 24 hours, so she doesn't bang it and cause bleeding.
I think they will only declaw it as a last resort. if it's very twisted, or so brittle that it is breaking all the time. They're pretty confident that she's not going to need that though. They didn't really get into the details other than they want to review as it grows back in.
I think it happened because her nails were too long, she's started to object to having her nails cut back at the groomers in daycare, (we were having it done every 2 weeks). The daycare owner was away, so now that she's back, she'll take the nail clipping back over again so we can get back to normal. Vets clipped back all the nails yesterday while she was sedated, and when she is being spayed, we'll get them done again, so that groomers have some time to work with her on accepting the nail work, without her actually needing it to be done. Hopefully turn it back into something positive. Weird, she didn't have any objections to it until a few weeks ago...may have been because the woman who owns the daycare wasn't there to do it, and the groomers didn't want to push it and turn it into 'something' unnecessarily.