Extremely Long Nails!

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Shannon-Pig

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So we got 2 female piggies from a colleague of mine and they had never cut their nails in the year of having them! Its gotten to the point we don't know what to do because the nails have fused together and we don't want to hurt our little princesses.. Should we risk cutting them ourselves or should we take them to the vets to get them to do it?
 

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I'd definitely take them to the vets this time. Once they're normal length you could learn how to cut them properly but I wouldn't attempt that myself this time..
 

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Agree with Beans and Toast.
Get them seen by a professional in the first instance, and build up to managing them on your own once they are in a better state.
Poor piggies :no:

But great news that you have taken them on and they will be cared fro properly now :nod:
 

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Glad to hear you have got them now, definitely take them to the vets. From what I understand piggie nails are like dog nails (and I imagine any other animal nail) in that they have a 'quick' a very sensitive part which runs down the nail and can hurt and bleed a lot if it gets cut by accident by cutting nails too short. The problem is the quick grows, so as nails get longer the quick will get longer and longer too. If they haven't been done in over a year then I think unavoidable that they will have to cut through the quick which will be painful and will need to have some sort of powder put on them to stop bleeding. I hope it's not that bad for your little ones, but best get the vet to do it just in case.
 
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