How To Trim A Dog’s Nails. Save $$$. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to safely and effectively clip a dog’s nails. Reduce Stress. Dogs need to have their nails trimmed regularly. It\'s more than just for show; overgrown nails can: .
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to safely and effectively clip a dog’s nails
Dogs need to have their nails trimmed regularly. It\'s more than just for show; overgrown nails can:
cause a dog\'s foot to splay which can lead to gait and posture problems or even lameness
cause damage to a person\'s clothing and skin as well as furniture, carpets, etc.
grow into a dog\'s tender pad
and become infected split,
break or be torn off all together
In this nail, the same area is identified by the nail trimmers.
Notice the transition from the light, almost transparent nail to the darker colored sensitive structures.
For darker nails such as this one, the bottom of the foot pad can be used as a landmark.
Any part of the nail that hangs below the foot pad can usually be removed.
If there is any doubt, be conservative
& trim nails more frequently
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Remember that dog’s have to have their nails trimmed on a regular basis for both you and your dog’s comfort.
Additionally . . .
use sharp trimmers & one quick motion,
do not cut into the sensitive areas of the nail structure,
use firm pressure and a sterile cotton pad if bleeding does occur,
and the best part is you will save yourself . . .