Are you among the group of individuals that have been asking how can I treat my dog’s broken nails Successfully? How long does it take for my dog broken nail to be fixed, can my dog still work normally after obtaining a damaged quick nail? And many of such questions.
Worry not because in this article we will be telling you all you need to know about dogs’ quick nails and their injury, how to go about trimming your dog’s nails and preventing measures to be taken to achieve good dog nail trimming from time to time.
Who should cut dog nails in other to avoid bleeding and hurting injury?
As a dog and pet owner, I became tired of trimming my dog’s nails due to constant hitting them at their quick nails which always makes them to reacts negatively in pains, I never wanted that in the first place so it becomes a big puzzle for me to solve whenever it comes to cutting or trimming of my dog’s nails. I have to call a specialist or take them to the vet in other to save both my emotion towards my lovely pet and his too. This will always cause my dog’s nails to bleed spontaneously for a long time if practiced by me be it as it may and this singular act makes my dog’s toenails hurt some for a couple of days.
The dog quick is the colored center part of every dog’s nail that is very fragile to handle of which, when you cut too short is okay but when too deep is just similar to when we trim our fingernails and toes nails too deep into our skin which is another experience entirely. The quick may bleed a little, and it may be very painful and intense at the moment usually, after one to two hours, until it gradually subsidies.
Cutting or trimming dog nails is not a tedious job to be carried out by anyone, it’s something everyone can do with maximum carefulness without getting into there quick to avoid hurts and injury if you can not do it communicate to your vet for further counseling.
What are dogs quick?
The quick part of a dog nails organogram, dog’s nails quick is highly important to what the Called dogs nail bed which is the most essential part of the nail that is found lying under their fingers nails or the toenails. The quick is usually pink in color in most dogs if not consciously seen in all breeds of dogs despite its body coloration. Most animal veterinarian (dogs specialist) kindly calls for the attention of the quick economic importance whenever nails trimming is involved, this is due to the fact they the quick contains all the blood supply to the nail.
So it’s advisable that when you are cutting off a dog’s nails be mindful of the pink lowered end of the fingernails to avoid rupturing of the blood supply to the nails that are seen inside the quick.
What can I do if I noticed that I have injured my dog at the quick?
Just as we cut deep into our phalanges especially when we want to trim our fingernails too short in other to look amazing with sharp objects such as razor blades, such actions can not be avoided in trimming their nails from time to time to make sure that they do not scratch us and our loved ones to injury with it. However, in a situation, you were trimming your dog’s nail and you suddenly trim your dog’s nails too short and hit its nail quickly by mistake. Which eventually lead to them crying and bleeding the dog’s nail. It’s no big deal or something one should be too worried about because is something that can take 15 minutes to 30 minutes to restore except in chronic cases where the dog is suffering from diabetes or any related illness. However, this is why can be done to bring relief to the hurting dog.
- Use of Antiseptic: Sometimes, it’s wise to clean the surface of impact with antiseptic-like detail substances just to prevent or inhibit the growth and reproduction of any harmful microorganisms that can lead to dog infestation.
- Put a little bit of pressure: applying a small gentle pressure to the end of the quick where the injury was sustained will aid stop bleeding that is going on. Carefully put a bandage not too tight at the end of his foot or finger for 15 minutes to help arrest bleeding once you noticed that the bleeding has stopped giving an extra 30 minutes and then remove the bandage entirely to ease blood circulation.
- Use of starch stopper: research and science has proven that the application of corn starch or natural flour on a wounded quickly following a general massage helps to arrest bleeding immediately, it also helps to reduce pain by giving them a cool sensation feeling. And this easy to practice and have no side effects on the dog
- Application of quick stopper agent: this is a unique medication usually sold in every vet shop for bleeding stoppage whenever the quick it hit accidentally, it’s applied at the end of the nail where the quick is injury and a little pressure is applied to stop the bleeding.
How long does it take for a dog’s nail quick to heal?
Healing in dogs varies with dog breeds, age of the dog, sex, body strength and strength, state of the injury, and position of the injury. However, every dog that has a quick injury has an average of 7 to 14days (two weeks maximum) to heal except in a sickness condition. After two weeks of attention and treatment given to your dog and it’s quick did not heal completely it’s advisable you take your dog to the vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Can a quick injury harm my dog?
This is a question that made my day in New York City when a young man called on the phone seeking vet counseling over his pregnant dog that had a quick injury while the nails were shaved. He said now “my dog offspring will be small and this dog will not be able to feed well” It was funny to me that I couldn’t stop laughing but when I am done I told him that this is just like asking that I have a headache can it stop me from growing..?
No matter how deep the quick is it can’t stop the dog from performing its basic and normal function, some will even go about their duties as if nothing happened to them, except when the injured surface is scratched over and over again or when it leads to swollen feet which will only limit them on movement.