Nicking the quick when clipping nails

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Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Shisa on Thu May 08, 2014 8:59 am

Thought I'd share my tried and tested remedy.

Cornstarch (for thickening sauces, it's called Maizena here) or Custard powder.
I was trimming nails and nicked Xans' again. His quick grows right to the tip of the nail so you have to be careful and when he won't hold still...

I scoop a bit onto the tip of a teaspoon and keep pressing the nail tip into it till it stops bleeding through.
Just watch your pooch as they will lick it.


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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Wendy on Thu May 08, 2014 9:45 am

Good advice Theresa - I would never had thought of that.
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Caryll on Thu May 08, 2014 10:04 am

Eleanor uses flour or an antiseptic powder. thumbs up 

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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Eleanor on Thu May 08, 2014 10:55 am

Yes, though luckily Dempsey's only had his quick caught once, I believe. I prefer to use the antiseptic powder, but flour is just as good (minus the antiseptic properties) at stopping bleeding, so it's good if I don't have anything else.
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Shisa on Thu May 08, 2014 5:10 pm

I've also used flour in a crisis but the cornstarch works better. It's more absorbent.
Xan hates having his nails cut and always yanks his foot at a critical moment.
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Eleanor on Thu May 08, 2014 6:01 pm

We don't usually have any need for cornstarch in cooking, so it isn't something we typically have in the house. Flour, however, is a common ingredient! laughing Still prefer to use styptic/antiseptic powder, but the flour will do in a pinch.
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Shisa on Fri May 09, 2014 11:48 am

 hence the reason I can vouch for custard powders' effectiveness  laughing laughing laughing 
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Post by Eleanor on Fri May 09, 2014 1:43 pm

laughing I'm not sure I've ever actually used that, even just for cooking! Can't remember ever making custard!
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by Shisa on Fri May 09, 2014 4:56 pm

OMG! You're missing out! Add some butter, extra vanilla and treacle sugar YUMMY!!!
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Post by Eleanor on Fri May 09, 2014 6:21 pm

laughing Have to admit I'm not a huge fan of custard!
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Re: Nicking the quick when clipping nails

Post by tracyp on Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:31 pm

Corn flower is the best to thicken a soup, broth or gravey, stops slight bleeding very quick without infection.

Jess is a bitch... especially when I need to clip her front nails. (Haven't clipped the back since she was 3.) Only cut too short once ever. Used paw paw ointment. Ive  used it on myself since a child for anything from a paper cut to a burn to an open infection to an eye infection. Brilliant!  Use it anywhere, &I mean anywhere! Open cuts, eyes, cut gums, ... eat it if you want....So many uses. I am never without a tub.
That and savlon.

Dog or human, chook, cat, whatever?  Corn flower works a treat! Also the best for bubs bums in nappies with a rash.
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