I went to give dezzy a bath because of some pretty large areas of shed that have taken their time to break, and I noticed a few concerning things.
First is the picture above. The nail is almost sideways and you can see the dark section has been pulled away from her finger. I'm unsure if it's just going to naturally fall out at this point or if this needs to be a vet visit.
The other thing I noticed is her tail is darker than normal at the last 2 inches. It's a night & day difference when it changes, not gradual. I can see a little bit of shed on the very tip but it doesn't extend up the tail. I'll add pictures as soon as I can take them later tonight.
She's been to the non-specialist vet a couple times in the past 5 months due to weight gain, but they didn't note anything negative during said visits. Speaking of weight gain: no change in activity, behavior, diet, pooping, signs of stress, etc but she suddenly went from 435g to 475g in jan/Feb and stayed there.
I'm currently trying to gauge importance of getting to the specialist for these three notes on health changes from waiting until the next Saturday appointment because I don't have PTO (1) to driving further out (2+hr) for sooner availability (7) to a UC specialist visit with a starting cost or $200 for basic assessments and services starting at $700.
Any input appreciated on the nail, tail, and weight changes.