Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dog Nail Trimming

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  1. Great video on dog nail trimming. I had a difficult time with trimming my dogs nails. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, a lot of people do. This is the best video I was able to find, with the amount of information available in it.

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  2. Great video! Elka's nails definitely need trimming, and I have the scissors clippers, but they're a big small, I think. I also have one of the guillotine style ones, and really just need to work with her on it. Where the quick is was especially useful, with her black nails!

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    1. Yeah, I was quite happy when I found this one. Besides the right tool and technique, I think it's mostly the psychological problem for both owners and dogs.

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  3. Great find! I actually just got a new pair of trimmers and did my dogs' daggers this week. We have been dremeling the past couple of years, but I haven't been able to acclimate the baby to it yet. He screams like a little pig! So finally, after getting him trimmed at the vet a few times, I just gave in and got some clippers. We will still be working on the dremel but the clippers were surprisingly easy! (even with the baby--and I say baby, but he's nearing 80 lb now)

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    1. Aah, poor baby. Seems to be pretty loud. How did he do with the trimmers?

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    2. yeah, the loudness and vibration are the issues with the dremel. Plus he is just plain intolerant of the idea. He is normally really easygoing about letting me mess with his toes; I do really thorough toe massage/scratching with him all the time. So that makes him pretty tolerant of the clippers, I think. I just wish I could tidy them up with the dremel!

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    3. Unless his nails are splinting, I wouldn't worry about it so much. It's the length that is important. How about taking him for a walk on some harder surface after? While a walk in the park or woods is always better than a sidewalk, devoting one to "filing" the nails won't hurt :-)

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