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3 Pet Care Tips on Nail Trimming for Dogs February 15, 2019

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3 Pet Care Tips on Nail Trimming for Dogs , McKinney, Texas

Dog bathing can be stressful for both pets and their owners, but it’s far from the only pet care task that becomes a little complicated. Trimming a dog’s nails can also be a nerve-wracking experience. However, it helps your pup maintain good posture and avoid arthritis, which makes it a necessary process. Here are a few tips to help your puppy relax during nail clipping.

How to Prepare Your Dog to Get Their Nails Trimmed

1. Gentle Touches

Your dog should first become comfortable with the idea of you touching their paws before you attempt to clip their nails. Gradually work up to this by gently touching their shoulder and working your way down to their paws. Use treats to help them stay calm. Touch your pet’s pads and nails, applying light pressure to simulate the trimming experience. This helps your pooch create the right mindset for the future.

2. Create Positive Associations

pet careEverything will be easier if your dog associates the clippers or nail grinders with positive emotions. When first introducing a new pair of nail clippers to your pet, offer treats or other rewards at the same time. This way, your pet will associate the appearance of the nail clippers with fun, enjoyable things.

3. Consider Trimming Alternatives

If your dog refuses to get their nails trimmed with a clipper, there are other options available. Specialized nail trim mats can file a dog’s nails as it enters or exits the home. Regular exercise on concrete surfaces will also naturally keep the nails short. The most convenient option is to let the professionals handle it. Schedule an appointment at your local dog grooming facility for a headache-free pet care experience. 

 

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