One of the most important parts of dog grooming is nail trimming. A dog whose nails get too long can run into all sorts of problems, so it is important to keep the nails short. Long nails can lead to pain and damage to the dog, people and homes.
If a dog’s nails are too long, it is more likely to get caught on something that can break the nail or rip it off completely. Long nails can also cause your pet to develop an irregular stride or stance, which can lead to more serious hip, back and joint problems. As dog’s nails grow, they curl and can eventually curl under the feet and dig into the pads of the feet.
By keeping your pet’s nails short, they are also less likely to accidentally scratch people, furniture and floors.
Professional groomers can help avoid these issues and make trimming your dog’s nails easier in the future. Regular trimming helps keep the quick (the blood supply to the nail) from extending too far into the nail. If the quick gets longer, it can lead to pain for the dog when cut, making it more difficult, messy and painful to trim the nail.
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