There is definitely truth to this. I trim Bailey's nails every two weeks...I couldn't imagine not doing it that often or she'd have a really hard time walking.I have heard that the more often you trim nails, the shorter the quick will become. Thereby allowing your dog to have very short nails. Has anyone else heard this? And is there any truth to it?
Yup, Zio's due for his "grooming" when we hear that sound on the tiles.I only clip my dogs nails when they start clicking on the tile floor.
I trim my shepherd's nails every 2 weeks and lately I've noticed that I have been able to cut shorter and shorter, and there is a larger area of dead/hollow space so this might be true.I have heard that the more often you trim nails, the shorter the quick will become. Thereby allowing your dog to have very short nails. Has anyone else heard this? And is there any truth to it?
But I am not so sure I can tell the differance between live and dead nails. I never experienced cutting an animals nails before and may try one of those nail cutters that are in the pet shops that claim they are safe to use.
Wow, will you do my nails?? :biggrin:Bailey and Barnum are giant breed and have dark nails. I do all the trimming because my husband now has RA and his hands aren't as strong as they used to be. I use a cordless Dremel tool and on 2 maximum. Instead of going underneath the nail, I come at it straight on and then dip underneath to smooth it. I finish by buzzing off the top of the nail, just taking the hard shell off a bit. I rub my finger along the edges to check for sharp spots and gently buff them out. I complete my nail trim with some Bag Balm on the pads if needed.
Before trimming the nails I check the pads for injury, trim the pad fur to flush with the pads and cut a little between and around the nails. If I don't cut the fur around the nails the Dremel will pull it out. Ouch! Another option is to use an old worn out support hose over the paw to push the fur back away from the nail. The nails poke through the nylons. I need to be careful because my pups have webbed feet.
After I'm done I check ears and clean them and usually do a light grooming all around. Leonbergers love to play spithead so their ear fur needs almost daily brushing. Sometimes I finish with a doggy massage.
I guess you want the massage, right? :biggrin:Wow, will you do my nails?? :biggrin:
On a side note, that Dobe in the video had the longest nails I have ever seen, for a dog that has it's nails dremeled.