This is a wonderful guide as to how to trim your pet’s nails and keep them trimmed.
If you do inadvertently cut into the kwik, Dr. Dodds’ colleague, Dr. Barbara Royal, has a great home remedy: Nail bleeding after a trim or being broken? Don’t have quick-stop powder? Apply cornstarch, soap shavings, tea bag, cotton gauze, and apply pressure while you elevate the limb. Do not use water or rub.
(Note: If the bleeding does not stop, please visit your veterinarian or emergency vet service in your area immediately.)
Royal, Barbara, 2012. The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets.