How To Cut Nails On A Dog
Dogs should be regularly trim nails, unless a lot of time actively carried out.
Cutting the nails is an activity that is often feared and dogs and owners. In order to dispel fears it is best to ask a veterinarian for advice about the correct technique of cutting nails. In order to dispel the fear of the pet, it is best for him at an early age accustomed to this activity.
Types of scissors for trimming nails
There are many different types of scissors. Buy quality scissors that are sharp and adapted to the size of your dog. Scissors should be concave, so the nails would not be broke when cutting. If nails are not as long or sharp, you can simply make thinner, to remove sharp edges.
How to cut nails
First, give the dog a treat, so the whole experience was positive, and do not expect that all nails you need at once to shorten. Start off with a fingernail, reward the dog and later repeat the process if the dog is nervous.
In the picture below is illustrated how to trim nails pet, so as not to cut a blood vessel in the nail.
If you accidentally cut the nail too short, you can use alum or a clean piece of soap that you rub the damaged nail. The soap will clog blood vessels and stop the bleeding.
If your dog is nervous when cutting nails, see below video which shows how you can get used to this activity.
Old dogs or deformed nails
Old dogs often have long and hardened nails. Nails can be their and deformed due to an impact, drawing, etc.
Trimming after bathing can help with hardened nails, because in this way the nails soft. Pay attention to have cut nail tips to slightly above the floor when the dog is standing.
And remember to always reward the dog for patience in treating nail. And if your dog is really patient, you can even order a lacquered nail!