Sadly, yes. Happily, it's not to often.
Originally Posted by Emma123
I will generally take a picture of the feet/nails, then cut the nails and clean up the pads. I do tell the owners to take the cat or dog to the vet. I don't trust the owners to take the pet to the vet, so I would rather deal with it here. I do tell them the first aid that I applied and that I took pix if they would like me to e-mail them to their vet if the vet would like to see the before photos.
I've not had an issue with an owner or vet saying I did the wrong thing. Now if the nail had pierced through the other side of the pad (I've only heard of that, never seen it), I would refer them to the Vet without trimming the nail.
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