Letting your pet go too long without a trim could end in pain and infection. Pet’s claws can split, break or bleed. Infections caused by poor nail care can spread to the toes and the feet. Dogs are not as fortunate as cats, if their nails become too long they can hook on things and tear. If left untrimmed your dog’s nails can grow into a spiral shape and affect their ability to walk. Cats are fortunate and can retract their claws, this does not mean that a cat’s nails do not need to be trimmed.
Do not neglect your dogs nail care. A dog’s nails could curl so far that they puncture the animal’s paw. This kind of wound can lead to an infection and the dog not being able to walk. Make it a routine to check your pet’s nails once a month, and trim if you need to. Neglecting this routine will see the nail “quick” grow out with the nails causing complications. Make sure that you never clip the “quick”. This soft cuticle is full of nerve endings and will not only bleed but cause your pet pain. If an accident does happen and you cut the “quick” quickly push the nail into a bar of stop to slow and stop the bleeding.
Come down and see us for a complimentary appointment, we will check your pet’s nails. If they need a trim, we have various clippers to suit every pet, from small to large. Let us teach you how to cut your pet’s nails at home or make an appointment for us to do it for you.