Dr. Jean Dodds’ Pet Health Resource Blog

Considered one of the foremost experts in pet healthcare, Dr. Dodds focuses on vaccination protocols, thyroid issues and nutrition.
Visit Hemopet.org or Nutriscan.org for more information.

Pet Nail Clipping Guide

This is a wonderful guide as to how to trim your pet’s nails and keep them trimmed.
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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.)

References
Royal, Barbara, 2012. The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets.