I am officially a big, piece of crap dog-owner.
During a fairly routine nail-trim last night, I accidentally one of Oslo’s quicks. Despite the fact that I put cornstarch on it to stop the bleeding, the thing bled and bled and bled. And just when it finally stopped bleeding, Oslo licked at it and then it bled some more… and that’s when the Cone of Shame went on Oslo, and all credibility & pride that I had as a ‘good pet owner’ went out the window. Ugh. In fact, last night at 12am you could find me on Google looking up the term “Is it possible for my dog to bleed to death from a cut nail quick?” (an all time low). I was comforted to find out that that DEATH didn’t seem to be a likely possibility.. though I think I may be too emotionally scarred to cut his nails by myself ever again.
I am happy to report that he is doing okay today. The bleeding seems to have stopped.. though I will be walking him only on grass today because I am terrified that rough-surfaces will undo all the healing that he’s done. I did give him a pain-med with his breakfast this morning (unnecessary? perhaps… but I feel terrible!) and he is currently snoozing away in his Cone of Shame. Ugh- Awful, awful, awful.