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03-07-2014 10:22 AM
Freestep I still quick nails from time to time, and once the bleeding stops, the dog acts like nothing ever happened. I've never even heard of a dog getting an infection from a quicked toenail.
03-07-2014 09:57 AM
JakeInJersey Regular household flour works just like the styptic pencil/powder. The couple of times I've done it, I've headed straight for the pantry.
03-06-2014 03:21 PM
sehrgutcsg You are not alone my friend. I did it once and take the dog in from now on, I don't want the guilt on me, I felt terrible..
03-06-2014 03:06 PM
Athena'sMom 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!!
03-06-2014 02:54 PM
DJEtzel 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.
03-06-2014 02:38 PM
wolfy dog
Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
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.
03-06-2014 02:21 PM
Mister C 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.
03-06-2014 02:15 PM
Soundguy 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.
03-06-2014 02:13 PM
Blanketback I think you're fine too. I know it sucks to do it, but my dogs still run around afterwards like nothing happened.
03-06-2014 02:08 PM
Bequavious 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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