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    I was trimming today and nipped the quick of one of his nails. He didn't even seem to notice so I guess it wasn't very bad. Got the bleeding stopped and used peroxide to disinfect and clean it. Put on some antibiotic ointment and wrapped it up. He will only leave the wrap alone if he's asleep so it only stayed on for a couple hours.

    Main question: is a wrap really necessary as long as I disinfect and keep ointment on it once or twice a day?

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    Can't answer your question, but I nipped Daisy once.

    My vet told me once she'd rather I clip them too short than not clip them at all, but after Daisy yelped and bleed, I just can't bring myself to do it again.
    Upset me so bad I won't do clip their nails now. I let the vet do it.
    It's a tough life.....but someone has to do it.
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    No you don't need to wrap it unless it won't stop bleeding. If you nip a quick, gouge the nail into a bar of soap. That will usually stop the bleeding. (old groomer's trick)



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    How far up did you nip it? if it was a graze, then bandaging isn't necessary. I would though, for future trims, invest in some styptic powder, which, if you happen to nip the quick again will stop the blood pretty much instantly.
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    I must have barely got it because once I put a little starch on it it stopped bleeding in a few minutes and like I said, he didn't seem to notice. I think I'll be investing in a dremel for any future trimmings though. And I'll be sure to get styptic pen or some powder just in case.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    you can use baking soda to stop the quik from bleeding.

    I started using the dremmel and it slowed life down. So I just clip and it's no big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    No you don't need to wrap it unless it won't stop bleeding. If you nip a quick, gouge the nail into a bar of soap. That will usually stop the bleeding. (old groomer's trick)
    One of my vets told me about that years ago. It does work. It's all part of the fun of having dogs with black claws. You can't see WTH you're doing.

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    I keep styptic powder out when I am clipping their nails. It's hard with black dogs. After nipping the quick once, I am a little leary, so I just clip a little every week.

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