How and When Do I Cut My Dog’s Nails?

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You need to trim your dog’s nails in order to maintain their overall health.  Leaving your dog’s nails to grow for long periods of time is bad for their health.  They can develop issues with their nails if they grow too long.  Your dog can get an infection from nails that are too long.  Long nails are also painful for your dog as they make contact with the ground.

Trimming your dog’s nails at least once a month will be adequate to prevent irritation and infection from your dog’s long nails.  Sometimes trimming the fur around the nails is necessary, but trim the least amount of fur as possible.

Nails that are black should be trimmed until no more black coloration is present in the nails.  It is also important not to trim the nails too short.  This will severely hurt your dog and can cause unwanted bleeding and pain.  Give your dog a treat after trimming their nails if you know you hurt them.

Dog nail clippers that we recommend are Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer By Boshel