Many dog owners may think trimming nails is purely aesthetic, but long nails can actually be extremely damaging to your pet’s health. Your dog should have his nails clipped 1-2 times per month. Lucky for you, we have Jerry the nail clipper in-store every Monday 4-6pm! Walk-ins welcome.
Here are just a few of the reasons nail clipping is important:
- Nails that are too long can be torn off if they get caught on furniture or carpeting
- Walking on long nails puts pressure on the nail bed and can ultimately cause damage to the dog’s joints
- Long nails can affect a dog’s grip on slippery floors, like hardwood and linoleum
- Long nails can grow into the skin or paw pads, resulting in an infection and pain