How to groom your dog's nails
by Surya Gopal
Grooming nails is one of the essential habits to keep your dogs in good health and hygiene. Trimming your dog’s nails at home is not as easy as it looks.
For very active dogs who run around on hard surfaces, trimming toenails might be required once a week. But for other dogs, it is better if you groom their nails twice a week.
Here’s What You Need to Know
Nail trimming and grooming can be a tough task for both you and your dogs. The best way to prepare yourself is by getting proper training from your vet or a professional groomer for the same.
Your dog might not be a fan of getting his claws trimmed, so it is better if you start from an early age. This will help to develop a habit for your dogs, and they will not fear it after some time.
Dogs who go for a regular walk, wear down their nails naturally from walking on the hard paths, gravel, or concrete. But if your dog likes it better to be indoor and does not spend enough time walking, you should groom their claws regularly.
Things to Keep in Mind While Grooming Your Dog’s Nails
For this, you need proper equipment/tools (for trimming), and cotton balls, tissues, or paper towels (for nail cleanup). You can choose from a variety of nail trimmers depending upon the size of your dog’s nails and as per your preference.
Sometimes, dogs do not stay still while trimming the nails. If your dog cannot sit still even after every possible try and fights back hard during the trimming process, it is better to leave the job for the professionals.
Trim your pooch’s nail once or twice a week to keep them in good hygiene and well-groomed.
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