Don't tell my husband, or my kids for that matter.
I am always telling them to read the directions on things.
Now, I guess that I could use the excuse that I never bothered to read the directions, because someone showed me how to use the stuff.
What 'stuff' am I talking about?
Something that I have been using for almost 29 years.
Wait....let me start at the beginning.
About a month ago I was looking at some grooming videos on YouTube.
I like to sort through them sometimes to see what is out there.
I came across a video done by a Vet, on how to bathe your dog.
I like her video.
She seemed really nice and was very clear in her directions.
Even though I did not agree with everything that see was saying.
Especially the part about washing the dogs face with a wash rag.
But I digress....
Anyway, at one point in the video she was talking about clipping a dogs nails, and she talked about using KwikStop® if a nails is bled.
The thing that caught my attention was the fact that she told you to apply the KwikStop® with a wet/damp Q Tip.
A wet/damp Q Tip?
Why would you do that?
I am always making sure that the lid is on my KwikStop® tight so that the bottle does not get any moisture in it.
Why would I want to use it wet?
So, when I got into work the next day, I looked at my bottle of KwikStop®.
DIRECTIONS: Apply with moistened cotton applicator to the nail.
This was not how I was taught to apply KwikStop®.
I have always applied the KwikStop® dry to the bleeding nail.
Needless to say, I had never bothered to read the directions on the KwikStop®.
So, of course I had to try it the right way, right?
Thankfully I don't bleed nails often, so I had to wait a couple of weeks before I needed to use the KwikStop®.
I really did not see the point of moistening the KwikStop® when it gets moistened from the blood, but maybe the KwikStop® would work better, or quicker if it was moistened first.
First, I dipped a Q Tip in water.
Then I dipped the damp Q Tip into the KwikStop®.
Then I applied the KwikStop® to the bleeding nail and pressed.....
I was not impressed. :(
This picture shows how the KwikStop® was too moist to stop the bleeding quickly.
The nail was still bleeding.
Too many steps.
Took way too long to stop the bleeding.
It is much faster for me to just pop the lid, pour some KwikStop® into the lid, either grab a pinch, or dip the nail right into the lid and press the dry KwikStop® into the nail.
Press and hold for a few seconds and done, bleeding stopped.
I did not give up after just one try.
I tried it again with the Q Tip only a little damp.
I was still not impressed.
I have put the water and Q Tips away and will continue to use the KwikStop® the way that I have always used it for 29 years.
So much for reading the directions.
✂ Happy Grooming, MFF ✂