Message Number: YG3849 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-21 00:16:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Help (nail trimming

> >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 .....
> Something else you can use in an emergency to stop bleeding
> (and it works
> very well on nails) is corn starch or plain flour. I have used this
> successfully on a ferret that badly splintered and nearly
> tore out one of
> her nails.


For future reference, if you can't find styptic
> powder locally,
> The Ferret Store sells it too.

And all pet catalogs like Jeffers and Revival. I'd guess Petsmart etc would

You might have better luck
> looking in drug
> stores (like Eckerds or Walgreens)

All drug stores have styptic pencils

than in department stores (like
> Wal-Mart).
> Debra in Fort Worth