Have you ever gone for a walk with your dog and noticed they are having trouble walking? Do their nails click as they move on hard tiles? If your answer is yes, then it is time for a little nail grooming.
Grooming should come with excitement, but trimming dog nails is feared by both the owner and the dog.Dogs which stay indoor most of the time needs more trimming as compared to dogs which spend a lot of time outdoors.
Reasons to Trim your Dog Nails
How to prepare your dog for a trim
How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails
Blissful Steps to Trim Your Dog’s Nails:
Trimming Black Nails vs. White Nails
What If You Cut The Quick?
We all dread the part where you cut the quick and your dog starts bleeding, but it happens accidentally, you should have styptic powder ready to apply the bleeding paw.
Alternatively, you could use Regular baking flour, baking powder, corn-starch, baking soda and baby powder. The bleeding lasts for around five minutes.
Place the powder in a big container with a large opening that can fit the dogs paw. If you happen to cut the dogs quick by mistake, you can quickly dip the dogs paw into the jar. It is faster and simpler than taking small pinches and applying. Toolsinsider.org helped me in this part of article.
Since some dogs are very impatient, you can trim two nails per day, always award them with treats after every trim for example dog biscuit. For a better experience, cut the nails after a bath because they are softer.
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