Should you have your Dog’s Nails Trimmed?
Most definitely, you should have your dog’s nails trimmed. Not only for grooming but trimming your dog or cat’s nails is very important to help maintain their health and hygiene.
Reasons to Trim Your Pet’s Nails
Not trimming your dog’s nails can cause pain for them. If the nails are too long, there is reduced traction when they walk or run. It can put pressure on their feet and legs and cause pain. It can also cause irreversible damage according to AKC (American Kennel Club). Starting early is also a good idea to get them used to it so that they won’t have anxiety over having it done. Having a treat available is also a good idea.
How Often Should You have their Nails Trimmed?
Groomers and vets recommend 1-2 weeks is the amount of time between trimming your dog’s nails. One recommendation is to trim them to prevent their nails from touching the ground when they are standing. Walking your dog regularly also will help his nails as walking or running on pavement or rough surfaces will help keep them filed down.
Having a professional groomer do it is the best choice as they know the best way to do it without harming the dog’s nails.
You can always give us a call and make an appointment for us to trim them as well as a groom if needed.