this is the first time i am clipping the cat's nails and i am just so fearful of cutting the vein.What is the best way to cauterize a cat's nails if the vein is cut while clipping the nails?
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stiptic pencel/powderWhat is the best way to cauterize a cat's nails if the vein is cut while clipping the nails?
If you cut the vein, just apply direct pressure and then put a little flour and water on it to make a caste. Works like a charm.
just cut the very tips. It's very painful for the cat if you hit that vein and it'll probably never let you clip again!
Also, I have seen special clippers at PetSmart that are safety clippers that won't allow you to cut too much.
you would be better taking her to your vet, as it will be sore for her if you cut it into the quick, and will bleed.
this may make her nervous of having her nails clipped in the future.
Almost all cats have clear nails so you can see the blood supply. If you cut it too short, it will stop bleeding almost instantly if you put a little QuickStop styptic powder on it. Buy this at a dog grooming supply or pet store. The active ingredient is ferric subsulfate. Good luck.