Hey, it happens! No matter how good your intentions might be, trying to remember to trim your dog's nails every week or two seems to be a lot harder than you might think. In time, your pup is going to put a paw on your leg with nails that look more like daggers than claws. By the time they reach this condition, walking can be very painful for your pup and trimming them back is not quite as easy as keeping them trimmed on a regular basis would have been.
There are typically only two reasons why your dog's nails have reached the stage where they look like Halloween monster claws. One, your dog hates having them trimmed to the point at which no one wants to get near him. Or, you simply have not found the time to trim them like you are supposed to be doing. In either case, it is up to you to get his nail trimmings back on track, something that could take a few weeks.
While it is very easy to get busy and forget to keep your pup's nails trimmed, this is a very important part of keeping him well-groomed. If you let them get too long, he may have trouble walking, walking can be painful, and his nails could easily curl back into his pads, causing further pain. It only takes a few minutes each week or two to keep your pup's nails neat and trimmed, why not check them today?
My dog has claw growing into her paw she gets very upset tries to bite us when we are trying to clip her nails. Financial issues are not allowing me ti take her a groomer however i have all the supplies to clip them. What can i do to calm her down in order for me to clip her nails ?
Hi there, Lulu may have pain in the area where the nail is growing into the paw and that is why she bites. I suggest calling your vet and explaining your financial situation. Often, a payment plan can be put in place. The vet and an assistant can probably do the job pretty quickly as well as for a low price (having the nails done at the vet is usually pretty economical). I think that this is the safest solution - don't wait because Lulu could get infection if the nail embeds in the skin. All the best to you and Lulu!
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My dog is a rescue,I found him wandering in the street almost 3yrs ago. He hate to even have his paws touched. He will not even let me look at his paws or try and hold or touch them much less trim his nails. He goes into a total panic.The professional groomer could only manage to cut 2 when I took him and it was a mess. He was totally panicked. He is about 80lbs so it’s hard to hold him down and now he knows something’s up if I even come close. I don’t know what to do his nails in front are starting to get long any suggestions?
Thank you for the question. I think the best thing to do is call the vet and discuss the fear that Achilles has with the nail clipping. The vet can sedate him and get the job done quickly. You don't want them to get too long and become painful. Sometimes, taking them for their walks every day on the pavement helps to wear them down but you have to be careful of the heat of the pavement- if it's too hot, it can burn the feet. Test the heat with your hand first. Good luck!
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