Dog Nail Trimming
(cat nail trimming below)
Dog Nail Trimming BenefitsTrimming dog nails is vital to preventing leg sprains and injuries. If dog nails grow too long, they begin to adopt an awkward posture which often leads to injury. The nail can sometimes grow so long that it begins to burrow itself into the skin which is not only painful, but can also lead to a potential infection.
Dog Nail Clipping Frequency
A dog’s nails should not exceed the pads of their paws. It’s time for a trim as soon as we see the nail begin to approach the end of the paw pad. Don’t delay on getting your dog’s nails clipped if they’re getting too long, we’d be happy to stop by in our special mobile dog grooming vehicle which serves most all of southern Maine.
How to Trim Dog Nails
It’s important to use dog nail clippers that are specifically designed for dogs. The area of the nail that appears pink is living tissue. This is the cutting limit. Cutting too close to this would be very painful for your dog so be careful. This becomes tricky when your dog has black nails. If your dog has black nails we highly recommend using a professional pet grooming service. We know that this can be a bit nerve racking if it's your first time trimming dog nails. Even if you’d like to trim your dog’s nails at home, let us show you the ropes the first time around to ensure your dog has a pleasurable experience. One bad experience will make it much tougher to trim your dogs nails in the future.
Cat Claw Trimming
Cat Claw Trimming Benefits
Some outdoor cats can get by without the need for a nail trimming. They mark their territory by scratching trees and other surfaces which keep their nails nicely ground. Domesticated cats often don’t grind their nails enough which can become quite uncomfortable and even painful for them.
Cat Claw Trimming Frequency
It’s time to trim your cats claws when you can see the nail even when they’re retracted. If you’re unsure if its time to get your cat’s nails trimmed, give us a call at Portland Pet Grooming and we’ll be happy to take a look for you!
How to Trim Cat Claws
It’s important to use cat nail clippers specifically designed for cat’s nails. If you cat’s claws are black we highly recommend having us stop by in our special mobile cat grooming service vehicle which serves most all of southern Maine. A bad experience with claw trimming will likely make your cat aggressive towards claw trimming in the future.
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