Why Trimming Your Dog's Nails Is Important

Why Trimming Your Dog’s Nails Is Important

Trimming your dogs nails may seem like an inconvenience, but it’s actually essential to your dogs overall health. Here is why trimming your dog’s nails is important, and a few different ways that can make process easier for you and your dog.

Your dog’s nails continuously grow. In the wild, your dog would naturally wear his nails down by traveling and hunting over different terrain. That’s not the case with domesticated dogs, though, since we have greatly changed their environments. Hence the reason we need to trim their nails for them.

If left uncared for, your dog’s nails can grow to long. You will notice this if you can hear every footstep click loudly as he walks across the hardwood floor. Nails that are to long can chip and break, creating a painful condition that needs veterinary care. Nails left to long can make standing and moving painful and awkward for your dog. In extreme situations, the nail can continue to grow until they curl around and become embedded in the paws of your dog’s feet.

There are a variety of tools available to help you trim your dog’s nails. Nail clippers come in a wide range of styles, so you can find the one that works best for you and your dog. When selecting a nail clipper, be sure to choose one only as big as needed- buying an oversized pair of nail clippers makes it more likely that you might slip and clip more that just the nail you wanted to trim.

Small Dremels provide another option for trimming and maintaining your dog’s nails. Equipped with a grinding tool, a dremel can quickly sand off some of your dog’s nails. This is perfect because you can round and buff the edges of the nail for a softer finish, rather than dealing with the points that clippers sometimes leave behind.

So call Hot Dog On A Leash today and get your dog’s nails done today along with a bath.