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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question cut toenail too short

I hope Jen doesn't kill me -
I was cutting Ki-Adi's toenails and I accidentely cut one too short. It started bleeding so I grabbed a bowl and put some baking soda in it and shoved his toenail in it. I pretty much caked it on the end of his toenail. He didn't cry, but he does nip and squirm if I touch it with a lot of pressure.

Did I do the right thing? I don't have any of that powder that is specifically made for this. I thought I heard someone say once that you can use baking soda. Is it ok? It seems to have stopped bleeding and he's already outside running around.

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Jane,

Whatever works is fine, what you did is as good as any.

I always keep a bar of Ivory soap on hand, although any will do. I just scrape the bleeding claw over the bar and the soap plugs it up.

I also have silver iodine sticks I got from the vet for the really bad ones. ...but soap has never failed me.

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Even flour will work. I have one of those styptic pencils but they are too difficult to hold on the toenail. If baking soda worked, that's all that matters!
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I agree, if the baking soda worked that's all that matters. I generally use flour.

Bar soap Bob? I never knew that. See ya do learn something new everyday.


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ok thank goodness! thank you for replying. i'm glad i did the right thing.

gracias!!


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Glad it worked for ya Jane.

I normally use flour/baking soda too...when Harlie was a puppy our vet cut her toenail a bit too short once and she did the soap trick too.


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thanks. yah...he's fine. jen wasn't mad, btw.


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I use cor starch i hope thats ok. the soap thing sounds interesting.


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yeah that happened to my dog before but I wasnt here when it happend I got SO mad when I found out cause my dog is 9 that could have hurt her bad (my dog)
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