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Trim Your Dog's Nails Regularly

Posted by ARFordable Pet Grooming LLC on October 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

This style trimmer is convenient, but can cause damage to your dog's nails.

  • Dog's nails need to be a part of regular grooming, every 3 to 4 weeks. Short nails prevent scratching of both you and your floors as well as preventing harmful diseases and pain for your dog. A Dremel is an electronic tool alternative to nail clippers.

Avoid Cutting Nails Too Short

  • Cutting your dog's nails too short can cause pain.

    Dremeling a dog's nails allows you to remove small layers of nail at a time, avoiding pain. According to Daily Puppy, Dremeling your dog's nails will not cut the quick--the sensitive cluster of blood vessels inside the nail. The Dremel will gently sand off small layers of nail, allowing you to stop before getting too close to the quick. If your dog's nails are very long, begin sanding off just a little of the nail at a time. Follow up on the trim a week later to help the quick recede back into the top of the nail, allowing you to shave off more of the nail over time.

Bottom Line

  • Dremel your dog's nails to avoid cutting the quick.

    Dremeling provides a quick, painless alternative to clippers for trimming your dog's nails. Dremeling can be used just as often as clippers--every 3 to 4 weeks. Dremeling makes for a smoother nail and a happier pet.

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