How to Trim Dog Nails

How to Trim Dog Nails

Dog owners always ask me this same question when I go for my grooming session to groom their dogs:

“How to Trim Dog Nails?”

Well, trimming your dog’s toe nails is another important part of dog grooming.

Letting your dog’s nails grow too long might affect their posture and put pressure on their toes.

If your dog is quite active, then their nails will most likely be naturally filed down.

Trimming your dog’s nails can be quite an ordeal, especially if you introduce it late in their lives.

In order to make this process run smoothly, here are a couple of tips that I can give you that should help in making the trimming of your dog’s nails easier and quicker.

Use the plier-type toe nail clipper.

It is easier to use, comes (usually) with a guide, and is designed to avoid injuries when trimming dog toe nails.

Clip the nail at a 45-degree angle just below the quick.

Take your time and trim a small amount.

The clipper guide will considerably help during this process.

You should stop cutting the nail once you see the white inside the nail that has a black dot in the center.

Again, I cannot emphasize the importance of trimming the nails carefully and slowly.

Avoid cutting quick on their nails.

If you accidentally trimmed the nail too short and it starts to bleed you can use a pinch of cornstarch and press it on the nail to stop the bleeding.

Check your dog’s toenails every 3 to 4 weeks to see if it needs another trim.

Try the above tips out and let me know how it goes.

If you have no time to trim the nails for your pets, contact us to go on site to your location to groom your pets for you.

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