How to trim a dog’s nails

Keep in mind that if your dog’s nails are too long it can cause problems and even modify the way he walks. Trimming your dog’s nails is something very simple but it requires a minimum of knowledge and care to avoid hurting your dog. Remember that you can always go to your veterinarian to help you with this task and even if you usually take your dog to his grooming session they will help you there, but if you want to know how to cut your dog’s nails, don’t miss this article!

How to trim a dog’s nails at home

Start by choosing a good time and remember that it is important that your dog is calm. Once you see that your dog is calm and you have your nail clippers your dog is calm and you’ve got your nail clippers ready, follow these steps:

  • Start trimming the nails on the front paws, then continue on the hind legs, placing your dog on his side or gently pulling his paw back when he is standing.
  • Hold the paw firmly and cut each nail without reaching the pink area, as this is where the blood vessels are. If you accidentally cut the nails, there are products on the market to stop the bleeding. products to stop  these  small  hemorrhages. If your dog has black nails and you cannot see the area of the blood vessels, do not worry: cut from underneath little by little until you see a gray oval. If in doubt, always consult your veterinarian.
  • Once you cut all the nails, file them to smooth out the cuts.
  • When you have finished, congratulate your dog. You can give him a reward so he will remember the activity as something positive and it will be easier for you next time.

It is important that you know what tools to use to cut your dog’s nails. In Tiendanimal we have at your disposal a wide range of nail clippers and files for dogs. nail clippers and files  special for dogs with which it will be very easy for you to do this activity.

As you can see, it’s a very simple task that you have to be careful with and that your dog will benefit from. Do you usually trim your dog’s nails, or do you prefer your veterinarian or your pet’s groomer to do it? Let us know your experience!

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