How To Trim A Dog'S Toenails Without Causing Damage To Your Pet'S Skin Or Paws

Overgrown nail can get caught in bedding and carpeting. Don't wait until your dog gets big and turns nail trims into wrestling matches. Teach pups while small that nail trimming is a normal part of life and nothing to fear. Keeping the toenails trimmed also helps reduce inappropriate digging. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/GettyImages-973184096-5c3296cc46e0fb0001fe3086. jpg) Commercial nail trimmers are scissor-action or guillotine style. Dremel-type nail grinder products work well for some dogs.

Clipping a dog's toenails

Dog nails may also need to be filed after trimming. Use an emery board or nail file to smooth the edges. You need to avoid the quick spots in the nail bed where there are living blood vessels that feed the nail. When the nail is white or clear, the pink quick is visible. It makes it easy to avoid a danger zone. Tipping the nail will prompt the quick to draw back. . Trim a single nail every evening for two weeks rather than trimming all of the nail in one session. You might have to have someone else steady the poodle while you handle the clippers. This will help prevent catch hair in the trimmer or cutting into the quickening of a nail. . . .

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