June 25, 2010, Newsletter Issue #344: Nail Trimming Accidents

Tip of the Week

It's very easy to accidentally clip into the "quick" of a dog's nails when trimming them. This is especially true when the nails are dark. If you cut into the quick and there is bleeding, it's a good idea to use some styptic powder, which will aid in clotting.

Dip your finger into the powder and gently dab it onto the tip of the nail. Styptic powder can be obtained at most pet stores in the grooming section.
If you are caught without any powder you can try using a little cornstarch or flour in the same manner.

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