Myth #7: Cutting the nail quick can kill your dog.
Don't panic! If you cut the quick-the vein that extends down your dog's nail-while trimming your dog's nails and it starts to bleed, there's no need to rush to the emergency vet clinic. The bleeding will stop long before your dog has lost enough blood to cause harm (and you can use a styptic pencil to help stop the blood flow). Of course, clipping the quick does hurt, which is reason enough to learn correct nail-cutting technique.
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