Toenail Woes..


Deuce is a Great Weim..

Shela, First thank you and Cliff for the BEST DOG!

Deuce is an amazing animal. Tommorow is the much anticipated second hunting season for deuce.

In his daily run yesterday, he tore off the end of a toenail.  I can get it stop bleeding, however it will start again when he’s active.  Do you have any suggestions for covering or taping methods?  We’ve been working hard to get ready for the dove season and I don’t want him to miss it.

Cliff’s Pointers:

  1. There are many good products that can stop a toenail bleed. We like to keep some in our First aide kit. EMT and Dr. Golds both make great products you should keep on hand. In a pinch a person can use flour. There are also styptic powders.
  2. Once a toe nail has a tear then it is important to get it well healed before putting too much stress on it. A boot might be necessary to protect the foot until the toenail is totally healed.
  3. Musher’s Secret or Udder Cream massaged on his feet and into the nails might offer protection and make then more durable.

Note: these products are good to have on hand for regular nail grooming. Sometimes you can cut too deeply and quick the nail leading to blood gushing from their toe nail–not to mention pain. EMT and Dr. Golds have a numbing agent that will help with the initial pain too. The most important thing is to get the bleeding under control.

Pet Guys offers both the Dr. Golds and Powdered Styptic.

If you order be sure to mention you saw it at OwyheeStar because sometimes Pet Guys does nice little extras for us.  Thank You!

We hope Deuce gets better soon!


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Posted on September 2, 2010, in Grooming, Previous Pup Update, Torrie X Zee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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