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How To Trim Puppy Nails

A lot of different information on the internet about how to trim puppy nails. Here at Frenchies store, we’ll give you a rundown of the easiest and most effective ways to do that. Unless your dog runs around on hard surfaces that help keep toenails short, you must trim them once in a week. if you hear them clicking on a hard surface, that should be the time for a trim. Visit home page
 
 

how to trim puppy nails

Hold the foot steady and gently.

Snip off a small bit of the end of each toenail.

Using either the guillotine or scissors-type clippers, place a tiny bit of the nail in the nail clipper and snip.

If the nail feels spongy while you’re trying to cut it, stop immediately — you’re cutting the quick!

  • Stop any bleeding immediately.

    If you cut the quick (often called quicking), you’ll have an unhappy dog and a bloody mess. The quick bleeds a great deal, so if you cut it, you need either a nail cauterizer — a tool that stops the bleeding by applying heat — or styptic powder you can apply with a cotton swab. Have a damp washcloth at hand ready to clean up styptic powder and blood as necessary.

    Quicking hurts a lot, and most dogs remember the experience long afterward.

Have you wondered if you can trim your dog’s nails at home instead of going to an expensive groomer? All you need is a Dremel and you can do it yourself at home! Read more