Unfortunately, many people neglect to realize the importance of dog nail trimming. The bad news is that untrimmed nails can lead to discomfort or infection. In addition, the nails can cause damage to floors or furniture, which can be a recipe for disaster! How do you know if your dog’s nails need to be trimmed? The nails may appear lengthy or brittle or make a clicking sound when your dog walks. The best thing you can do is to establish a routine when your dog is young so that they get used to the clippers or nail grinders.
It is not uncommon for dogs to highly dislike getting their nails trimmed. Keeping your dog’s nails at an appropriate length isn’t about looks. The most important thing to consider is your dog’s overall health and comfort. Nails that have grown too long may lead to infection, split or break, become caught on carpets, or make walking or running uncomfortable and difficult.
How often do you need to trim your dog’s nails? Ultimately, this depends on how fast the dog’s nails grow and how much normal wear and tear they get from the surfaces they walk on. The breed plays a crucial role in how fast nails grow. The general rule is to cut your dog’s nails at least once per month.
If you plan to trim nails at home, invest in a high-quality clipper set for your dog. We recommend a clipper with a sharp blade to avoid crushing the nail. There are many clippers, and we recommend researching for the best fit. If you cannot complete the nail trimming yourself, you can take your dog to the veterinarian or groomer so they can do it. Your goal is to ensure nail trimming is a positive experience for your four-legged friend!