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Accidentally cut the quick on guinea pigs nail

Marlee and Fluffy

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I accidentally cut the quick on my guinea pig’s nail! I didn’t notice it until a few minutes passed, and after I saw it I put flour on it. We also put Neosporin pain relief ointment on it too. So, my question is, will she be okay? Because I heard that even a little loss of blood will actually be a really big deal for a guinea pig. Thank you!
 

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I accidentally cut the quick on my guinea pig’s nail! I didn’t notice it until a few minutes passed, and after I saw it I put flour on it. We also put Neosporin pain relief ointment on it too. So, my question is, will she be okay? Because I heard that even a little loss of blood will actually be a really big deal for a guinea pig. Thank you!
Hi!

As long as the bleeding stops within about 10 minutes, you need not worry.

See a vet as an emergency if there is a trickle of fresh blood that doesn't stop. It is thankfully very rare!
 

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Hi!

As long as the bleeding stops within about 10 minutes, you need not worry.

See a vet as an emergency if there is a trickle of fresh blood that doesn't stop. It is thankfully very rare!
There is still blood there, but it’s dried blood, I don’t think it’s bleeding anymore.
 

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It should be okay! Is his nails light or dark? If the bleeding stops, then there is nothing to worry about :)
 

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Almost every single nail of my piggies are dark so I can't see the quick. I cut the quick sometimes and they're very dramatic about it but always recover quickly especially with a nice treat afterwards I'm sure your piggie will be just fine 🙂
 

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We have all done it. And we have all felt simply dreadful afterwards. But please don’t worry. In all my years of keeping piggies the bleeding has always stopped within a few minutes. And the piggies have all recovered just fine.
 

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I’ve done that too so whenever I do nail trimming I have some cornflour on hand.
The piggies get over it quicker than traumatised slaves
 

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Good news! My piggie barely has any blood on her nail, it’s not very noticeable anymore, thank you for taking your time to write me advice, it was really helpful.
 
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