Had dog on trip and needed to prevent blood being whipped on surroundings so I used styptic/alum powder. Could only find the sticks but used emory board to "sand" it into a powder and then rubbed it into the would. Every time the dog even thought about moving that tail I would get after him. I thought about heating a frying pan and searing it but that seemed too drastic.
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