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Eating styptic powder

I put styptic powder on Lola's nails if they bleed after clipping. (I usually do one nail every day.) She hates the whole process, so she always gets a treat after the clip and after the powder application if necessary.

Today, after I put powder on the bleeding nail, I realized it wasn't enough, so I took another mound of powder on my finger to apply it again. She thought that was the treat, and gulped it down.

Is this anything to worry about?

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According to Butler (a drug company) it belongs in a family of drugs that can cause " INGESTION: Acute: Nausea, vomiting, colic, constipation, diarrhea, circulatory collapse, coma and death." I am not sure how much of this your dog ate, but it doesn't sound like it's much a good thing. Remember this is for human consumption etc. not for dogs, but thought you should know. It says to induce vomiting and rinse mouth, but I'd call an ER vet if you could. If it was a tiny amount then maybe don't worry much.
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I wouldn't worry about that small amount
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I put styptic powder on Lola's nails if they bleed after clipping. (I usually do one nail every day.) She hates the whole process, so she always gets a treat after the clip and after the powder application if necessary.

Today, after I put powder on the bleeding nail, I realized it wasn't enough, so I took another mound of powder on my finger to apply it again. She thought that was the treat, and gulped it down.

Is this anything to worry about?

Have you tried dremeling her nails? IMO it's much better since the nail isn't "crushed" when using clippers - very painful

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No wonder your fur kid is not happy when you do nails.It might help your relationship with your dog to have a vet ,groomer or someone to show you how to cut the nail with out making it bleed.
Cutting the quick is not part of nail cutting,grinding is much easier on the dog less likely to make the nail bleed.Good Luck
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