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The Nail Clipping Mishap.

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Well, it finally happened. We accidentally cut one of Penny's nails too deep after her bath tonight. Her owners before NEVER clipped her nails, so they were really overgrown. I read somewhere that if they aren't kept trimmed properly, then the quick and grow out even more and make it easier to cut into.

We, of course, freaked out because she bled so much. Penny, however, didn't even seem to notice. She didn't cry out and she's not limping or anything. She especially didn't mind when she got several treats and her favorite bone after we got her cleaned up lol.

So. Anything I should look out for? I was thinking of putting some antibiotic cream on it, but I'm sure she'll just lick it off so I haven't done it.
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She's getting spayed at a mobile vet unit on Wednesday, so I'll ask them then when we drop her off. If not, the groomer at Petsmart said they'd clip her nails and clean out her ears for $9 so I'll just take her there when she recovers. :) Thanks!
If you are able to do the nails yourself, there is no need to go to a groomer.
I wanna get her quick down before we attempt it again. Well, my boyfriend does. He was really shaken up since she bled so much and he thinks he hurt her. She's fine, but he's scared he'll hurt her now. I think if we can get the vet to trim them when they fix her Wednesday, that'll make them short enough to give him the confidence to do it again.
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