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Old 10-06-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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My 14 year old Husky broke a nail today and after about 5 minutes of direct pressure I got it to stop but about 5 hours later she opened it up again and bled all over the kitchen floor before I discovered it. I got it stop again and put some New Skin on it. I think she broke it because he hind legs are very weak and she drags them on the concrete. I have heard of a product called Quik Stop so I am gonna some tomorrow but my question is: How can I keep her from opening it up again and again and also protect the others? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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NAil polish might help. & Keep her OFF Concrete!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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If the Quik Stop does not help,. the vet might have to cauterize it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hmmm. You know those "caps" that they make for a cat's nails so that they don't scratch? I wonder if they make them for dogs and if they're strong enough to help. Just a thought.

Also: Poor baby! I hope she's OK today.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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If it starts bleeding again, put flour in the palm of your hand (kind of in a pyramid) and then put the bleeding nail in the flour. It works like quick stop.

I use it when I clip the dogs nails too close and draw blood. It's a trick I learned from my sister the groomer. It stops the bleeding, causing clotting.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Quik Stop worked for me, multiple times. The problem is the pressure from walking will reopen it. Flour or cornstarch might help. Old School but better than nothing!

Try to get it stopped, then put neosporin, gauze, then vetrap, just make sure it's not too tight. Try to keep him off the leg.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I am gonna try the soft claws but will have to order them since no here has them in stock. Thanks for all the replies. She stayed off her feet all last night and so far today, no bleeding.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Quick Stop has Pain Meds in it! Flour & Cornstarch Doesnt! Use the Quick Stop for Bleeding & Pain! Keep her OFF cement sidewalks kennels etc. Buy dog booties!
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