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I was using new clippers on my cat oberyn I have had him for

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: i was using new clippers on my cat oberyn I have had him for 8 years and this has never happened but I think I didnt have the hang of it and I cut many of his quicks i sidnt realise i cant stop the bleeding on some of them
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your cat?
Customer: im trying to apply pressure but he is seriously struggling with me
JA: Where does your cat seem to hurt?
Customer: His nails i cut the nails too short so now they are bleeding
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your cat?
Customer: thank you no hes is otherwise in perfect health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi?

Hello,

You're through to Dr. Edele, a UK vet.

Nail beds seem to bleed a lot so I hope he hasn't made your house look like a crime scene.

You can apply some cornflour on a cotton bud and hold it to the nail bed which will help to clot the bleeding

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its many nails
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is truggling a lot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I use this?

As he's struggling a little you can try to wrap him up like a kitty burrito (https://www.wikihow.com/Wrap-a-Cat)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To clean itv

You can use it to clean them but it will disturb any clots and could start the bleeding again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okok maybe not then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im trying the kitty wrap please dont close this chat

:)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay so i have tried
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thi k it has stopped but everytime I check and put it back on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He moves and screams like he is in a lot of pain
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hasnt stopped bleeding entirely
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will it eventually stop or should I take him to a clinic

Ok, try putting him in a quiet room where he can't make too much of a mess and leave him in there for a little while to calm down. Cat's are very good at screaming and wriggling to get away from something they're not liking.

His nails will be a little tender, similar to ourselves trimming our nails tightly but with a little time to settle and relax he should be completely fine.

How long has it been bleeding?

Is it drops of blood or a stream?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay we are currently together in the bathroom and ai am giving him treats
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just trops not a stream
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Like this

Ok, I wouldn't worry about it at the moment. it should stop over the next 10-20 minutes once it stays like those small drops.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Perfect

Keep him distracted from licking at them for a little while as he will disturb the clots and start the bleeding again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I messed both his front and back paw
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when he scratches me as I try to apply pressure it keeps bleeding

I'll still be on here for a few hours if you have any concerns :)

He should settle down quite quickly. Don't be worried if he walks a little tenderly tonight and tomorrow.

It happens to the best of us, you shouldn't need to apply pressure as that's probably annoying him because it's sore.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok perfect I will stop
Applying pressure and will sit here for a while with him
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks a lot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will revert if anything bur very helpful
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should the bleeding continue / start again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you suggest

If it continues, you can put some cornflour in a bowl and pop each of his paws in it for a few seconds to coat the area and then feed him some treats so that he doesn't lick it off immediately. If it gets worse or returns after that then you can make an appointment with your vet to have some clotting medication put on but it's extremely rare to need this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Understoood - cornflour not notmal flour

If you don't have cornflour you can use normal but it doesn't work as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Understood
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I should try and stay with him for a bit so he doesnt lick it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right

Just for a few minutes, or leave him with some of his favorite food.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay will do

Have a good night.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You too

How is Oberyn's toes doing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for checking in Edele
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well it has stopped bleeding
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have given him loads of treats and his favourite food and changed his litter to make sure evrything is perfect
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Had to close my bedroom door as there is carpet and he tends to climp onto the top of the headboard which might restart the bleeding
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bought some syptic powder just in case
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hes complaining about the bedroom but I think its normal as he just doesnt understand why I wont let him in

Perfect! I'm glad to hear they're ok, he's probably loving his Saturday night! Styptic powder is perfect. Yeah, he's just not impressed that he's been closed off. He should settle soon and after a couple of hours, the clots should be firm enough to not cause a problem.

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