Q & A
Q: What do I do if I cut into my dog's "quick" by trimming his nails too close and he bleeds?
A: A good rule of thumb is to cut the nail just before it curves downward so you don’t cut into the quick. The excessive growth is usually easy to determine. Keep a styptic stick or styptic powder nearby before beginning trimming and use immediately if the quick is struck and bleeding begins. Also, dipping the bleeding nail into a small amount of corn starch can help stop the bleeding. For a small nick and trickled bleeding, try running a clean bar of unscented soap across the affected part of the nail.
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People are apprehensive about grooming their dogs for fear of making a mistake. Mistakes happen, and your dog will forgive you, but we’re here to give you some tips on how to avoid grappling while grooming.
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Grooming to Get the Job Done
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