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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ouch, cut the quick

Feel so guilty.
The brief bleeding stopped but is it safe to go out walking? Am worried that it opens up again and gets infected. Any advice appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 02:00 PM
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Do they put down salt where you are? I see snow in your avitar, so I'm wondering: if that's the case, wouldn't it sting?
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Do they put down salt where you are? I see snow in your avitar, so I'm wondering: if that's the case, wouldn't it sting?
No snow, no salt, just rain and mud.

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It's ok I think that happens to most people at least once. I packed mine with talcum powder and she was fine, though I made sure to barely cut off any on the next session and use lots of kibble because I was really worried about her becoming a pain to trim. As for walking, I'd just give it a go. If she seems to be feeling any pain you can always go home, but my girl was fine once she stopped bleeding.
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I think you're fine too. I know it sucks to do it, but my dogs still run around afterwards like nothing happened.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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I've done it a couple of times over the years. It's never led to anything but guilt. Now I ere on the side of longer nails.

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Been there, cut that quick. I recommend a styptic pencil to stop any bleeding. Works like a charm on me and my dog but I do have separate pencils for human and canine use since a little blood may be left behind on the pencil.

As for walking I would start with a short one and monitor for any discomfort. Check the pups foot after a short walk and if ok then it's probably fine.
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Now I ere on the side of longer nails.
Yeah, he moved his foot just as I cut. It is the first time it happened ever since having dogs. From on only the Dremel. Just tried to cut of the tip first.

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I trim nails professionally and still get one once in a blue moon. I've never seen the dirt/outside infect anything. Keep in mind you can quick them with the dremel as well.

If I quick one of my dogs by chance I send them straight outside and throw a ball. The pressure of them running stops the bleeding for sure.

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I did the same thing to my girl yesterday and she went out and played fetch like nothing ever happened. I think it makes us feel worse than our pooch!!

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