We were watching tv and our dog, Dixie was laying quietly with us so we decided to trim her nails and got one too close and she started to bleed. We looked for anything and my husband suggested using the computer and your web site came up. It listed baby powder, baking soda and flour...in my rush to stop the bleeding I grabbed the baking powder put about a teaspoon on my hand and we packed it against the bleeding nail. It worked within 10 minutes and we are still keeping her down at this time. Thank you for your help and your web site. This will be marked as a favorite! Thanks again!
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I just used a bar of stop to stop bleeding after I cut to much when trimming Lucky's nails! It stopped immediately and he stopped licking it, too! Thank you, thank you thank you!
Another way to stop bleeding is with black pepper! It doesn't hurt and won't injure a pet (or human) if ingested. Small packets from fast food restaurants are great tucked into first aid kits, glove compartments and grooming supplies.
I am ashamed to say that I let my daschihuahua's back paw develop an in-grown paw nail. It had circled around and grown into her paw pad. I cut the nail off when I found it, and then pulled it from her paw pad. I then proceeded to apply a castor oil pack (directions elsewhere on this site) and banished the infection overnight. Nice going, earth clinic - you helped me help my dog. No vet visit necessary.
My doctor told me to use this instead of buying the items in the pet store. I was skeptical at first and was freaking out when I couldn't figure out exactly how to make it stop bleeding! But I just coated his nail with it and made him lay down for about 10 minutes. He actually went to sleep while I was holding his leg. Its an excellent method and much cheaper!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just trimmed my Rottweiler's black nails and cut one too short my mistake. It started bleeding and I felt terrible. I immediately looked online for a remedy and found your site. I used self rising flour and it stopped the bleeding in just a few minutes! I just put it in a bag and placed her foot inside. Then kept her calm. I can't thank you enough for this site and helping me make everything ok! She is happily chewing on a new bone and being still and calm (thanks to my guilty conscience) and making sure to give her booboo time to heal.
Cut my Boston's nail to short. Quickly went on line searching for an answer and found this site. I went with the flour on the nail. I actually mixed it with a little water and made a paste of it. Then applied it with a Q-tip. Worked great, but I had to reapply it because the blood kept breaking through. Hopefully there will not be a next time, but if there is I'm going to use the flour in a plastic baggie.
I did want to respond to the person in another post who was outraged at the thought of using Super Glue on the tipe of the nail. This is a procedure that is often used in emergency situations. During the Vietnam War soldiers carried it with them for closing wounds when they couldn't get immediate medical care. I also know someone who went to the ER after hitting their head on the edge of a metal plate, and rather than putting staples in his head, the doctor used Super Glue to close the wound. So it is safe to use and does not sting when applying.
I have a Labrador and I accidently over cut one of her nails and I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. So I cleaned with hydrogen proxide and then fixed together flour and water to great a paste and used a q tip and put some the paste on her toe nail and held for about an hour and then dipped her same nail in four about 15 times just to make sure and left her sit and relax for about an hour. And all the bleeding stopped. Thank you so much.
My Jackrussel/Chihuaha X needed his claws cut and one of them is black which l accidentally cut to short and it bled profusly after 2 hours l found your site and put his foot into a bag flour, after half an hour cuddle the bleed stopped so a very big thank you for your help.
Thank you we used the flour and it worked awesome. I actually placed my dog's paw in my hand filled with flour then layed with him for about 30 minutes. The bleeding stopped and never started again.
YAY, thank you so much for this amazingly simple but so so wonderful remedy! For the first time ever, I cut my dog jesse's nail too short and it poured with blood! My son was panicked, and I quickly went to the web and read your advice.... I put a ziplock bag of flour over her paw, waited 15mins, and its stopped! Thankyou :)
My Schipp's nails are black. I am so careful, but got the quick today... First time I've ever done that. He didn't even flinch, but he was bleeding terribly. I got online, saw this site and did the flour in a baggie. I held him and petted him for an hour (he loved it). He is sleeping soundly, the bleeding stopped, and I'm so grateful. Thank you!
I was cutting my shelties nails and on the last nail I cut the quick. So I tried everything besides the vet and I went online and found your website. I put his paw in a cup of flour for five minutes. later I check on him and an hour later it work his nail stopped bleeding!!! :):D
I was dog sitting a friend's dog who had really LONG completely black nails. I thought to be nice I would trim its nails since I know most people are afraid to do this themselves. Well, I made it with no problem until nail number 10...snip...blood! Ugh. I tried leaving the dog outside to clot but it was raining and it wouldn't dry. I tried using a tight bandage, the blood just soaked through the cotton. I tried the chemical powder vets use but I couldn't keep the dog still enough or apply enough powder to do anything! I thought for sure I was going to have to call to ask the dog's owners to see if the dog had a clotting problem. Then I read your posting about using baking soda or flour. Well I went for the flour. I filled a zip top bag and stuffed his paw in it for about 5 minutes...really coated his entire foot. Thank god - it work. Like a charm. And I didnt have to worry if he licked it, its just flour. So thank you for the suggestion. Thank you!
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I accidently stepped on my chihuahuas paw with my heeled shoes. She yelped and I thought that was that. Then I noticed bleeding and found that she lost her whole nail. I put 1/2 cup flour in a baggy and placed her paw in it. I twisted the top of the bag and put a clip to hold it. I held her for about 30 minutes to keep her off her foot. It stopped the bleeding very quickly.
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