Today we are going to chat about the importance of trimming your dog’s nails. Having nails for a dog that participates in dog sports is key in their long short and long term success.
This also applies to old dogs, when their nails are long it can splay the feet, causing them to walk awkwardly, which puts un-natural stress on the body, which is the last thing that we want.
So how do you tell if their nails are too long? Basically if you can hear them clicking on the tile, wood, or concrete, then it is time to trim.
When trimming the goal is to not hit the quick or make their nails bleed, but you do want the quick to recede.
Most people when cutting the nails try to cut directly across the nail, it is actually recommended by many veterinarians to actually cut the sides of the nails on an angle. This is to help prevent hurting them and to get the quick to recede.
The great part of cutting the nails this way, and yes it does work, is that your dog will then wear...