Ive nicked the quick - put something on it or leave?

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StrictlyNameChangin Wed 20-Nov-19 17:41:37


New dog's toenails grow quicker than he wears them down. I'm an experienced dog owner, but it's not often I had to trim any of my previous dogs' nails. I've done the thing and cut one too short and it's bleeding. Not very much at all, in fact it took a good few minutes to decide to bleed, but I feel awful.

He's licked it - anything I should put on to stop it getting infected/sore? I've got sudocreme, could do salt water, or just leave.. ?

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Wed 20-Nov-19 19:59:36

Wound powder? Very good at stopping bleeding and is antiseptic. It's what I used when I caught the quick on my dog's nail and it healed very fast.

Darklane Wed 20-Nov-19 20:40:17

Tea bag. Just damp it, not sodden, & press it on the bleeding nail for ten minutes. Or ice.
For future possible accidents get a styptic pencil from any chemist. Damp the end & dab it on the quick.

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