Trimming Your Dog’s Nails

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Trimming your dog’s nails makes it that he can have a better grip on the ground and keeping nails from catching and causing pain. Thus work to trim your dogs nails regularly. Start when your dog is young so it becomes routine. Handle your dog’s feet and nails so he gets used to your touch. Use clippers that are made for dogs and have a guard so you don’t cut off too much at a time. When you are ready to cut the nails, act quickly and efficiently. Grasp your dog’s foot and single out a toe. Nip a little bit off at a time, perpendicular to the toe, while avoiding the quick. The quick is the nerve and blood supply to the nail and will bleed if nicked. Your dog may start pulling away after only a nail or two. Just try again another day. Learn more from your Pickerington, OH veterinary clinic.

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