Toenail Trimming Nightmare!
Last night we stopped off at PetCo on the way back from dog park to get my two dogs’ nails trimmed. We’ve taken them there before and they usually do a good job. Our dog Daisy has a tendency to bleed when she gets her nails cut (which is why we don’t do it ourselves and have a pro handle it). Last night, though, they couldn’t get the bleeding to stop. They put styptic power on it three or four times and tried putting pressure on it, but it kept bleeding. We took her to the vet (about 15 minutes away), and she was still bleeding a bit when she got there. The vet couldn’t get the bleeding stopped either, so she put a large bandage on it and said to leave it on overnight.
The nail isn’t bleeding today, but she’s walking a little gingerly. Does anyone know how painful this is for them? Does she need to be on pain medication? (She’s very stoic, so it’s hard to tell when she’s in pain.)
I’m also worried that she’s going to have future problems with getting her nails trimmed from this experience. Poor little girl!