Some lucky dogs (and even some breeds) seldom, if ever, need their nails trimmed.
If you’ve been following our dog nail trimming series, you’ve already read (and watched) about , the when trimming their dog’s nails, how to with having his paws handled, and how to to your dog. In our fifth and final article in the nail trim series, you’ll learn exactly how to use the Dremel to trim your dog’s nails.
Adult dogs, just like people, are usually set in their ways. So if your adult dog initially resists getting his nails trimmed you will most likely need to spend a lot more time getting him used to the procedure. As with a puppy, its a good idea to start getting your dog used to having his feet handled before you attempt to clip your dogs nails. Be very patient and dont rush into the procedure.
How do I know when my dogs nails need to be trimmed?
A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog's Toenails
ave you ever been cutting your dog’s nails and gotten too close to the nail bed? It is not a good feeling. Most dog lovers know that cutting canine nails well is a tricky process; it’s not always easy to know where to stop trimming. As a result, some people may feel a little nervous or even avoid nail trimming, but proper nail care is essential for your dog’s comfort and even his health.Trimming overgrown dog nails requires special attention. If you are not careful, you might trim too much off at once, causing the nail to bleed. When you don't trim your dog's nails as needed, the nail and the quick, or vein inside the nail, keep growing. The goal when grooming overgrown dog nails is to trim the nail back little by little over the course of a few weeks, so the quick will eventually recede to a normal length.The problem with maintaining good nail care is that for many pet parents trimming their dog’s nails is a scary experience. Nail trims are one of the most frequently requested procedures veterinarians are asked to do. Lots of pet owner don’t know how to properly cut their dog’s nails or are intimidated because of a past experience that went wrong.Trim overgrown dog nails little by little. If you attempt to trim too much nail off at one time, it will be painful because overgrown nails are thicker and require more pressure to clip. Trim tiny bits off the tip of your dog's nail. When you see a dark, round, slightly moist disk in the middle of the nail, stop trimming because you have reached the quick.