Keeping Their Claws Looking Perfect with Careful Attention and Practice

To prevent overlong nails in your dog, there are several steps you can take.

  • Firstly, inspect your pup’s paws regularly to identify any potential issues with their nails such as cracking or splitting. If this occurs, it is best to get them checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
  • Secondly, make sure that your pup is getting regular exercise and activities that involve using their feet such as walking, running and playing. This helps to keep their nails naturally worn down so they don’t become too long.
  • Thirdly, consider getting your pet fitted for shoes which can help protect their feet from harm and also help to keep their nails at a comfortable length.
  • Finally, if necessary use an appropriate nail trimmer or grinder on your pup’s claws to maintain them at the right level of length.

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Do I Really Need to Trim My Dog’s Nails?

Yes! You do and nail trims should stay on schedule every 3-4 weeks depending on your dog’s needs.  In fact, we have a great tip in our video!  With the help of this TikTok, you’ll find out just how essential regular nail trims can be for keeping your pup’s claws looking perfect! . Hit play to get started with a great tip from Dr. Jim Carlson.

I’m Scared To Trim My Dog’s Nails

Trimming a dog’s nails can be difficult at times, especially for first-time owners. It’s important to use the right tools for the job, such as nail clippers or a grinder, and to take extra care when near your pup’s sensitive areas. If you choose to cut your pet’s nails yourself, make sure you have someone experienced with dogs present who can give you tips on how to safely and effectively trim their nails. Additionally, it can be helpful to have treats on hand to reward your pup after each successful trim. With patience and practice, soon enough you’ll have the skill necessary to keep your pup’s claws looking perfect!

Come visit our technicians who are nail trimming experts at Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center, 1112 Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050.  Current clients can walk in for nail trims at these times: 9-12 and 2-5 every weekday and Saturday morning.  We are closed on Saturday afternoon.  Our techs offer Dremel nail grinding or traditional nail trims.  We have a buy 3 get one free nail trim deal for local pets as well.  Thanks for reading!