I cut the quick

horsefeather

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My poor sweet little Lulu. Stoopid black feet. I went to trim and she moved and I snipped too short. I didn't have any styptic powder so I had to call the Evet bc the bleeding wouldn't stop. They said cornstarch and it worked. She didn't even cry out. My poor girl. She got a whole(small) baby carrot
 

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Poor baby! Hope she's ok. As most of my piggies nails are black I am all to familiar with cutting the quick and the panic and guilt that goes along with it. She'll be fine but don't be too harsh on yourself, these things happen.
 

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Oopsy @Claire W is right we’ve all done it. Three of my six boys have black nails and they are way more difficult to trim. I tend to take a tiny bit of nail off weekly/fortnightly. You can see the quick if you have someone who can shine a torch on the nail minding piggies eyes of course. Don’t let this incident knock your confidence 😊
 

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That’s why I always have a little dish of cornflour at hand when I do nail clipping.
Wriggly piggies pretty much guarantee that one quick gets nicked.
Don’t worry - they soon forget, especially encouraged by some bribery.
 

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Even professionals cut the quick sometimes. Dont be too hard on yourself. Lulu will be fine :)
 
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