Nail trimming gone bonkers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sadies chicks, May 31, 2011.

  1. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just trimmed my silkies nails and accidentally cut back too far on two toes. What do I do? There was definite blood and knowing what we do with cat's nails that are trimmed back too much I would have to think I would need to do something similar? is there a particular product I need to use?

    thanks!!
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Grab some flour and hold it onto the toes to help stop bleeding.
     
  3. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Then before you start next time get some quick-stop powder (like for dog nails) to have on hand. (Wonder Dust works also.)
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  4. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it, thanks!!
     
  5. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Hold the bird and dip the toe into a small bowl or plate of corn starch, just regular powder corn starch from your kitchen. It helps stem the bleeding. Since it's close to bedtime, I bet it will roost all night and be better by morning.
     
  6. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah I am sure she will sleep herself better, I just spent the last 5 minutes trying to catch her in the yard to get flour on her toe [​IMG] THANKS!
     

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