Message Number: YG3819 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-20 16:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re Bleeding Nail was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 05/20/01 8:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Just trimming nails and when clipping a nail my ferret pulled her paw
away and it looks like she pulled her nail out at the same time. It
is bleeding, besides pressure what can I do to stop the bleeding .....

If she actually pulled her nail out, then the bleeding area is the nail bed
(which the nail grows from). If pressure does not control the bleeding, you
can try a little Styptic Powder (or Pencil - some drug stores carry the
pencil for men who cut themselves shaving). If that doesn't do it, take her
to a vet.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.