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    I am yet to cut my Beagle's (Boo) nails. He wont let me near them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    You clip every week??? My god! How fast are they growing! I clip one a month, sometimes month an a half
    Yep. Mish & Tara have dark nails, so I just take the tips off to prevent bleeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Have you tried positioning the leg as you would if you were shoeing a horse ?? That way the dog is still standing, you've got the paw positioned with the pads facing you and you can see very clearly how much tip you've got to work with. Does this make sense ??
    You're right GSD. This is exactly how my Vet instructed me on how to trim Mimi's and Pepsi's nails! It is much easier to see how far you can cut and the way you hold their paws makes it much more comfortable for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    You're right GSD. This is exactly how my Vet instructed me on how to trim Mimi's and Pepsi's nails! It is much easier to see how far you can cut and the way you hold their paws makes it much more comfortable for them.
    Ta. Too easy eh !! You can also get a good position using your arms to steady the leg for those "clients" that "dog gone" wriggle just at the wrong time.

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    Corn flour and cayenne pepper is a good mix for bleeds, no, the cayenne does not sting as I have read a lot that styptic does (with birds, anyway). Cayenne also is a anti coagulant and has some antiseptic properties too. I had no Idea till someone on another board linked to it, google will find it.

    I also use aloe vera gel ( all natural, no alchohol, from the chemist. earth friendly brand) on humans, animals and birds for abrasions.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Corn flour and cayenne pepper is a good mix for bleeds, no, the cayenne does not sting as I have read a lot that styptic does (with birds, anyway). Cayenne also is a anti coagulant and has some antiseptic properties too. I had no Idea till someone on another board linked to it, google will find it.

    I also use aloe vera gel ( all natural, no alchohol, from the chemist. earth friendly brand) on humans, animals and birds for abrasions.)
    I set up a little container of corn flour ready for next massage day after Miss J posted their tip. Do you reckon I could mix some cayenne pepper in with that, or should I keep the pepper separate ??

    I'm a big fan of Aloe gel when I can't get hold of the plant. Brilliant stuff. A friend's White just cut his face on his cheek just under his eye yesterday & we have a show coming up next week. She's straight onto the Aloe to speed up the wound so it looks less angry for judging.

    I'm a huge rap for Arnica tabs as well for bruising. I give my lot a dose am & pm for Sat & Sun to iron out any bumps & bruises they may have acquired during the week. They rarely yelp in pain on the massage table, so it's a big help I feel.

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    [QUOTE=GSDs4Ever;27621]I'm a big fan of Aloe gel when I can't get hold of the plant. Brilliant stuff. A friend's White just cut his face on his cheek just under his eye yesterday & we have a show coming up next week. She's straight onto the Aloe to speed up the wound so it looks less angry for judging.QUOTE]

    Aloe Vera is on the "poisonous for dogs" list, but it might just be if they ingest it raw.

    Aloe Vera
    People commonly use aloe vera to calm sunburns, treat cuts and scrapes and soothe skin conditions such as eczema. Aloe vera is also commonly used, especially in Asia, in foods and drinks, acting as a natural medicine for digestive health. Chomping on aloe vera for dogs and cats though can provide anything but for them. Ingestion of aloe vera for pets can cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tremors and change in urine color, according to the ASPCA Poison Control Center.

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    I have a small container of corn flour mix in my bird first aid box and a jar of cayenne.
    I still have not mixed them. I am in two minds as some just use the cayenne and say it is fast, others just use CF and others use a mix. I think I will cover my butt and have another small container if just the cayenne and then I can use either or mix, lol. This is to shove bird's feet into in the event of bleeding toe. Blood feathers I ....no, just decided I am going to mix it to get beneficial properties if both. My feelings, mine only this time is that I feel the cornflour would act faster to stop bleeding whilst the other would then add it's healing properties. Thanks for helping me make up my mind. I was thinking out loud whilst writng lol.

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    Clea, my vet advised me to use aloe post op with my cat.

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    Oh, Clea, yes parts of the plant are not good ingested at all, that is the stringy bits, the gel is fine I just remembered reading.

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