Cutting nails, it seems something simple, that we do every day. Sure ! But with some forethought.
When is it necessary to cut our friend’s nails?
Cutting nails, it seems something simple, that we do every day. Sure ! But with some attention.
Normally the dog’s nails wear out spontaneously with rubbing on the ground but in some cases this condition can’t occur.
For example, aged dogs that do not move, small dogs like Chihuahua or the genetic predisposition of your dog.
Another problem is the dewclaw’s nails. These are positioned inside the front legs and not in contact with the ground.
Their position prevents their wear and in some dogs these can grow too much and stick in the pad.
For these reasons it is very important to always check your dog’s nails and if they are too long, cut them.
How to cut the dog’s nails?
The nails of the dog like those of man have a part made up of keratinized tissue and a part that is vascularized and innervated, so it’s important not to cut this part otherwise the nail will bleed and the dog will have pain.
We need to cut parallel to the bottom right before the blood supply.
Some dogs have black nails, in this case it is always a good idea to contact your veterinarian to avoid unnecessary suffering to the animal.
What to do if we cut the blood supply of the nail
In case the vein is inadvertently cut, don’t worry, first cuddle your dog and then dab the wound with cotton. After a few minutes the blood will stop coming out and the nail will grow back healthy.
In conclusion nail treatment remains an essential part of your dog’s regular care and with this guide you can do it in the best way