How to Stop Bleeding Quickly When You’ve Cut Your Pet’s Nail Too Short

You’re trimming your dog or cat’s nail: you cut it too short and there is blood everywhere… .

What do you do?

For many pets when they are in pain or distress, they won’t even let you look at their foot. That’s when a little sedation can really help.

You should consider our new Canine Calming Chews. They have all natural sedating ingredients, L-theanine, valerian, passionflower and melatonin which can allow you to properly examine your dog’s foot and take the appropriate next steps (of which I’ll be showing you in the newsletter)!

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Don’t Panic! How to Handle Nail Trimming Accidents for Your Pets

Accidents happen, and one common mishap during pet grooming is cutting a nail too short. If this happens, there’s no need to panic. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do if you cut your dog or cat’s nail too short and it starts bleeding.

Step 1: Stay Calm

First and foremost, take a deep breath. It may look bad, but it’s important to remember that nails can bleed a lot, making the situation seem worse than it actually is. Staying calm helps you manage the situation more effectively.

Step 2: Apply Pressure

Grab a cloth or gauze and apply it directly to the bleeding nail. Apply firm pressure – this is the key to stopping the bleeding. If the bleeding seeps through, simply place another layer of gauze or cloth on top and continue to apply pressure.

Step 3: Use Topical Remedies

Several household items can help stop the bleeding:

  • Cornstarch: Pour cornstarch into a bowl and dip the affected nail into it, applying pressure for at least a minute.
  • Vaseline: Apply about a half inch of Vaseline to the nail. Its thick consistency can help seal the bleeding nail.
  • Black Tea: Black tea is antibacterial and acts as an astringent. Press a black tea bag against the nail to help slow and stop the bleeding.

What if Your Pet is Too Stressed to Let You Help?

Many pets become stressed or agitated when they are in pain or discomfort, making it difficult to even look at their foot. This is where a calming supplement can be incredibly helpful.

Introducing Dr. Jones’ COMPLETE Canine Calming Chews

Our new Canine Calming Chews are designed to help sedate your pet safely and naturally, using ingredients like L-theanine, chamomile, passion flower, ginger root, valerian root, and melatonin. These components work together to create a holistic calming effect, allowing you to manage the situation safely and effectively.


These chews are perfect to have on hand in case of a nail-trimming emergency. They help ensure that you can attend to your pet’s needs without causing additional stress.


While nail bleeding can look dramatic, it’s often not as bad as it seems. These steps should help you confidently manage minor bleeding at home. However, always have calming chews ready for those more challenging moments.

Dr Jones’ COMPLETE Canine Calming Chews are available now and are a great addition to your pet care toolkit.

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