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broncosteven
01-11-2009, 06:14 PM
What does one do if your dog loses a nail and is bleeding?

I put down news paper in the kitchen but not sure what he could have done to break a nail. There is 8 inches of fresh snow outside.

I have had dogs all my life and can't remember the last time this happened.

NUB
01-11-2009, 06:15 PM
Get the shotgun.

socalorado
01-11-2009, 06:15 PM
Rub some dirt on it.

Rock Chalk
01-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Take the dog to the vet? Thats what I would do.

Sassy
01-11-2009, 06:17 PM
call the vet.

bronco0608
01-11-2009, 06:17 PM
Just wrap the entire foot in gauze after applying some rubbing alcohol. Wrap it tight so it stops bleeding. Then take your dog to the vet tomorrow.

lex
01-11-2009, 06:19 PM
There is a product for that. Its like a tube of chapstick.

Rigs11
01-11-2009, 06:22 PM
syptic pen

Dukes
01-11-2009, 06:24 PM
Just wrap the entire foot in gauze after applying some rubbing alcohol. Wrap it tight so it stops bleeding. Then take your dog to the vet tomorrow.

Yeah that.

broncosteven
01-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Thanks for all the help!

The bleeding looks like it is slowing down. I will see if the Wife wants to make a Walmart run for that stick stuff.

I am still recovering from surgery and can't drive in the snow or do much of anything else that is usefull.

theAPAOps5
01-11-2009, 06:32 PM
It will eventually stop bleeding. The quick, not sure if its spelled right, will clot up. I have had a dog lose a nail and they bleed like son of a gun.

But it will ease up.

chaz
01-11-2009, 06:45 PM
I've had this happen a few times, wrapping it up and trying to get your dog to leave it alone long enough to heal is about all you can do. Just like a human nail, you just have to wait for it to grow back.

If the pain is a factor for your dog, try an uncoated aspirin (10mg/lb.) WITH food.

broncosteven
01-11-2009, 06:50 PM
I've had this happen a few times, wrapping it up and trying to get your dog to leave it alone long enough to heal is about all you can do. Just like a human nail, you just have to wait for it to grow back.

If the pain is a factor for your dog, try an uncoated aspirin (10mg/lb.) WITH food.

Thanks,

He is cool, there was a lot of blood outside but not so much on the newspaper.

Scared my daughter though. We had to put down a dog 3 years ago and she still remembers him.

BroncoMan4ever
01-11-2009, 06:50 PM
keep the dog calm so he doesn't start raising his blood pressure so the bleeding can stop. also try to keep him from messing with the nail until it stops bleeding.

Rock Chalk
01-11-2009, 07:08 PM
Your dog's name is Scooter? ****ing hillbilly.

broncosteven
01-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Your dog's name is Scooter? ****ing hillbilly.

Why not post my SN and Phone #?

Sparky was the name of the dog we had to put down last year.

They are Scotty Terrier's. S's seem to fit them.

Ray Finkle
01-11-2009, 07:14 PM
either the syptic pen or soap will work to clot the quick.

Popps
01-11-2009, 07:16 PM
syptic pen

That's what I was thinking, too. Though... if he lost the whole nail (ouch) it could require a bit more.

Clean and not bleeding is where you have to start. But, the vet should at least be called.

Sassy
01-12-2009, 03:31 PM
How's your dog Steven ?

Bronx33
01-12-2009, 03:37 PM
goober some vasaline on it.

fontaine
01-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Same thing happened to my dog Homer. I just kept the wound clean by making sure he wasn't running around outside for two days in the dirt and dogs usually lick their wounds instinctively to keep it free from infection.

After a couple of days it'll be fine but you might want to go see the vet just to make sure it's not getting infected.

Tyrant
01-12-2009, 03:42 PM
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yerner
01-12-2009, 03:42 PM
superglue that ****er.

Tankgunner95
01-12-2009, 03:46 PM
Ive heard baking soda works dont know though

Dedhed
01-12-2009, 05:48 PM
Corn starch works as an at home styptic powder. When the bleeding is under control, cut any excess hanging nail and use the corn starch again if it starts bleeding again.

When the bleeding is controlled again, clean it with hydrogen peroxide or an anti-bacterial soap. Wrap it with gauze, and cover it with vet-wrap.

The vet is going to charge you a chunk for doing the same thing.

broncosteven
01-12-2009, 05:52 PM
How's your dog Steven ?

He is doing well, the bleeding stopped before I went to bed last night.

The Vet said to watch him and bring him in early if it starts bleeding again or he is favoring it or wimpers.

We have his yearly check up booked in 2 weeks.

Sir_Robin
01-12-2009, 06:12 PM
I would have called Billy Mays. That man sells amazing products that can fix anything. :thumbs:

broncosteven
01-12-2009, 06:31 PM
I would have called Billy Mays. That man sells amazing products that can fix anything. :thumbs:

I am glad I didn't need the Shamwow to clean up the blood.

theAPAOps5
01-12-2009, 07:15 PM
I would have called Billy Mays. That man sells amazing products that can fix anything. :thumbs:

Yeah he has that stuff thats like amazing putty but for cloths that dries clear and can fix parachutes!

ØrangeÇrush
01-12-2009, 10:12 PM
we've used flour on our cats when I've cut into the quick before.

Popps
01-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Glad to hear the hound is O.K., Steven.

Dark Helmet
01-13-2009, 02:02 AM
Windex

Dark Helmet
01-13-2009, 02:07 AM
Make sure to cone him if he bothers with it. Are you clipping the nails regularly? My dog recently broke a pretty large portion of his off recently but we were lucky enough that it didn't bleed.

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