What If My Dog’s Nails Bleed?
If you are trimming your dog’s nails and accidently cut them too short, there’s going to be a bit of blood.
Stay calm and don’t panic.
Your dog will mirror your reaction with anxiety and stress, and will in turn hate the nail trimmings even more.
So, take a breath and concentrate on fixing the nail.
To stop the nail bleeding, apply some pressure to the nail with a thick paper towel or some gauze to slow down the bleeding.
Then, push your dog’s paw, with the bad nail, into a small bowl of corn starch.
You can also add a pinch of corn starch to your dog’s nail manually to help pack it in. This helps to stop the dog nail from bleeding.
Give your pup some extra love and treats.
Nail Trimming Tip
If you don’t think you cut your dog’s nails short enough after the first clipping, NEVER clip them a 2nd time.
This was a mistake that I made in the past, and I have learned from it. It will always cause a bleeder, avoid re-trimming the nail.
Alternative Nail Trimmer
If you notice that the nail trimmers are just to hard to use or your dog’s nails tend to bleed easy, try the Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder instead.
That way you can take a little off at a time and watch closely to avoid a nail bleed.
How Often Should You Trim Your Dog’s Nails?
Many dog trainers and groomers recommend getting a dog’s nails trimmed more often, like once per week, to help them get used to it.
Personally, I manually trim my dog’s nails at home every 2-3 weeks.
Tell us about your dog nail trimming experience. What works for you?