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Re: clipping nails ...

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 20, 2002 at 17:23:08

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Posted by:  stephanie
Posted on:  November 20, 2002 at 13:55:34

Question:

: hello, i have one quick question ... i bought nail clippers for my petey so i do not have to go to the vet every other week to have his nails clipped ... i was shown how to clip them and have been sucessful ... the only question i have is if i accidentally clip too close and the nail starts to bleed b/c i nipped the vein, what do i do? how do i stop the bleeding and clean the wound? i pray this never happens, but just incase, what should be done. thank you in advance for your response.


Response:

Hi Stephanie,

Glad to hear you are getting Petey used to having his nails trimmed.

In case you cut to close to the vein you can purchase a product named Kwik Stop (found in pet speciality stores) or use a styptic pencil from a drug store (go to the men's shaving products area).

In the case of an emergency I understand you can even use flour, by dipping the toe into the flour and patting it in.

Be aware that the other products might sting alittle so make sure you have a good hold on Petey.

Regards,
Marie