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How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails

How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails

A great deal of research is required to to know just what your dog needs. One of those factors might include nail cutting!

There are several different reasons your dog might need to have their nails cut. Long nails can contribute to foot misalignment, slipping, and poor hygiene among other health problems. Not to mention the loud scratching noises on the floor. 

Long nails can actually contribute to poor health, poor hygiene, slipping while running, and even misalignment of the foot. 

So, what do you need to know to cut your dog's nails? 

1. Make sure you desensitize your dog before you start.

Show them the clippers you'll be using while making sure that they are entirely comfortable and feel at ease. You can also give them treats to associate that nail clipping comes with positive feedback.

2. Use the right clippers. 

You can use human clippers, but it's usually better to purchase ones designed for dogs so you don't cause any injury. 

3. Immobilize your dog.

Keep a firm grim on your dogs legs so that any sudden movement might not disturb the cutting process.

4. Cut carefully in small amounts.

Less is more. Avoid cutting far enough to draw blood or hurt your dog.

5. File the edges.

Don't forget to file the sharp or rough edges at the end to ensure your dog doesn't hurt anyone or the furniture. 

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