How to cut dogs nails: Routine cutting of your dog's nails will ensure its comfort, looks tidy and prevents it
scratching people. A dog with long nails is at risk of injury as it may be ripped off.
If you can hear your dog's nails clicking on the pavement as you walk then it is an
indication that its nails need clipping. A dog that has regular walks, especially on a hard
surface like roads and pavements may not need their nails cut as they will become
naturally worn down.
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Before clipping your dog's nails with a special tool,
it is important to identify the quick, which is the blood
vessel that goes through the nail. This does grow quite close to the end of the nail and it
is important not to cut this as it will bleed and cause discomfort to your dog. If you are not
able to identify this or are still no sure about how to cut dogs nails then please do seek advice from your vet, or book your dog in for regular
grooming. Some vets will routinely clip dogs as they come in for their vaccinations,
Alternatively cut your dogs nails little and often to avoid cutting the quick.
Alternatively, you could use a dog nail file
or make just a small clip at a time. This is much preferred for Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs who
have all black claws where the quick cannot easily be seen.
After trimming the nails, you should trim the hair that grows around the paw pads of
A simple how to cut dogs nails tip can be found in
100 Ways to Train the Perfect Dog
by Sarah Fisher and Marie Miller where they have an excellent idea to get nervous dogs used to the sound of nail clippers. They suggest using a twig or matchstick near to the dog and clipping these near to your dog so that they get used to the sound of the dog nail clippers.
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