Why Dog’s Nail Trimming is Important

Trimming your dog’s nails is important and it should be done frequently to keep their nails short.
This article will explain to you why is this good for your four-legged friends and how you should do it. 

Long nails can be painful

Dog’s nails continue to grow, and as domestic pets, they can’t wear down their nails the same way they can by being in the wild. So if nails are long they can chip and break which hurts and needs veterinary attention. 

It is difficult for your pet to walk on certain surfaces

Tile and other hard surfaces are the kind of a flooring that will challenge your dog to walk with long nails, you will notice how he struggles to have a good grip. 

The paws can get infected 

Long nails can curl and grow into your dog’s skin or paw pads generating an infection. You want to avoid this by getting your dog regularly groomed, with a nail trimming too!

Your furniture, floor and even you can be damaged. 

Long nails can get sharp and that could be inconvenient for you or your furniture. You don’t want long nails scratching your pants, legs or guests!

Ways of Trimming Nails

The process of trimming is not easy at first, you can either do it yourself or ask your groomer for the service. If you do it notice that nails can either be ground or clipped, that is depending on what would be convenient for your pet and you. Grinding can be easier sometimes as you can do it gradually and reduce the chance of cutting the nerve. If you choose to clip make sure you use only a small scissor type clippers, the guillotine style clippers crush the toe. Nail trimming is something that Groomit groomers are experienced in and happy to provide for you. Make an appointment today!

 

 

 

 

Sofia Goya

Sofia is a Designer and has worked for many years with brands related to dogs and cats. As an animal lover, she has always had a passion for improving their lives. She loves to read and write about ideas that bring people and their pets closer together. Her very active Border Collie is a great inspiration for all the experiences an owner could have while sharing their life with such a great companion.

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