How to treat dog nail bleeding during trimming - Wahl Pets

Jul 8, 2016 - If your dog's nails have grown too long, don't try to cut them short all at once
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Some dogs have had their nails cut too short, causing the quicks (veins) to bleed, she said. In other cases, the dogs may just be sensitive to being touched or managed too heavily.
this way also makes it unlikely that you will cut your dog's nails too short.
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I decided to do a video on cutting nails, because I realized that too many dogs are unnecessarily traumatized during the process. Although, it is good to have styptic powder, corn starch, or another solution available to help with clotting the blood from a nail clipped too short, it should not be considered the norm to always clip the nails until they bleed. It is best to trim your dog's nails with frequent, monthly trims rather than accidently cutting the 'quick' too short due to nail overgrowth
Photo provided by FlickrHave you ever tried cutting your dog's or cat's nails, just to end up cutting them too short and having a bleeding pet running around your house
Photo provided by FlickrStop a bleeding cut or if you accidentally cut your dog's nails too short and it starts bleeding immediately Pat baking powder on to it and it will stop the bleeding.
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If your dog has never had it's nails cut too short then it's probably the sound of the nail clippers that is frightening them as well as the uneasiness your dog is sensing from you. First of all you need to gain confidence and portray this to the dog clipping nails is easy once you get the hang of it. Find someone strong enough to hold your dog for you; it is really hard to hold the dog and clip the nails at the same time. Have your holder put the dog on a table if possible. This removes some ofthe dog's confidence by disorienting him a bit. Have the holder hug thedog close to his body with one arm by reaching across dog's back and then under his belly and grabbing the dog just above the elbow on the leg closest to his body. The holder should place his other hand under the dog's chin and hold the dog's head pointed in the air. The holder should talk to the dog in soothing tones the entire time. The person clipping the dog's nails can then take the leg opposite the one being held by the holder and clip the nails, also talking to the dog.Don’t fret. Even experienced and cautious home groomers have accidentally cut the quick and faced dog nail bleeding. It’s easy to mistakenly cut a dog’s nails too short, particularly if the nails are black or dark in color. Dogs with white or light nails often have a visible quick, making it quite obvious where to avoid clipping. It’s not so simple when you can’t see it.Have you ever tried cutting your dog’s or cat’s nails, just to end up cutting them too short and having a bleeding pet running around your house? Nail bleeds can be scary, it can look like there is a lot of blood! The bleeding will stop by itself, but there are a few things you can do to help stop nail bleeding faster. First, let’s take a close-up look at a cat’s nail to see why they bleed. (Dog’s nails are the same.)Many people find the task of trimming a dog’s nails intimidating. The nail contains both a blood vessel (the “quick”) and a nerve that can lead to bleeding and pain if the nail is cut too short. Yet nail trims are very important for the comfort and health of the pet. This grooming task is something that can be learned and performed at home.To trim your dog’s nails can be as easy as trimming your own. If you cut to the quick, you will bleed. We don’t like a nail cut too short and neither does your dog. Nail trimming in dogs, called a pedicure, can be done simply if you know how. If you've never used dog nail clippers before, they can seem a bit intimidating, so just imagine how your dog feels! Always test the clippers first to ensure the blades are in proper working order. Regardless of the clipper style, use a firm grip on the clippers and use your fingers to separate the dog's toes and make the whole process easier. One great tip to make clipping your dog's nails easier is to get him used to the nail clippers before actually clipping anything. Do this by holding the clippers near his feet and nails. Praise and treat the dog. Keep doing this about 10-15 times before you stop. On another day, do the same process except this time squeeze the clippers so they make a sound. Continue praising and treating for about 15 times before ending the session. Now, when it's time to clip the dog's nails, they will be used to the clipper and the sound it makes. First, it is a good idea to have a vet tech, veterinarian or dog groomer show you how to trim nails first. Then, once you have an idea of what not to do you will be more successful in getting the job done. Keep in mind if you have a nervous pup that you don't have to trim all their nails at once, you can do them a few at a time if needed. Not all dogs need their nails trimmed, either. Many will naturally wear the nails down, or the dried ends of the nails will simply flake away without you even knowing. But some breeds, notoriously Bassets and Dachshunds, may need our help in keeping the toe nails reasonably short. Depending on the breed and size of your dog, you'll need to clip its nails anywhere from once per week to once per month. On occasion, you may cut a nail too short. If this does occur, have some clotting powder or solution to stop the bleeding. It's a lifesaver! Need more tips? Look below for a visual guide ... Image: / via Flickr