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Tips On Clipping Your Dog’s Nails

First off, you want to make sure you trim your dog’s nails on a regular basis. Most dogs do not like their feet touched or handled. The best practice is to start young and get them acclimated to the trimming processes. When they are puppies or young adults just make sure you’re sitting around the couch, rub on their feet and get them into the habit of having their feet handled.

The longer the nail is the more problems they have with ambulatory issues. It is important to remember to make sure that they’re trimmed straight across from the pad and that will help give them more traction and prevent further problems.

Nail trimmers are just like dogs in the fact that they come in all shapes in sizes. When looking for a nail trimmer, choose the one that’s appropriate for your dog. Resco’s are great for a more close trimming but a scissors type can also be effective.

The most difficult thing about trimming your dogs nails is making sure you don’t hit the quick of the nail. If you do accidentally cut into the quick, it may bleed, in which case you can apply some styptic powder or corn starch with a cotton swab to stop the bleeding.

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