This week we will dive into the How-to’s of cutting your pets nails at home. With the right tools and a little patience this can be a great bonding experience for you and your pet. We’ll answer a couple of questions that are frequently asked here at Patty B.
How often should we cut our pets nails ? With a regular nail trim schedule of two weeks apart your pets nails should stay short and manageable. However some pets nails do grow slower or faster than others and can vary from pet to pet. When keeping them on a two week schedule most of the time you would not even need to cut maybe just file them down so that they stay maintained. How important is it to keep your pet on a regular nail trim schedule?
Big dogs, small cats and everyone in between need their nails cut on a regular schedule to prevent a number of things: Ingrown nails that can be quite painful and hard to treat unless with a veterinarian, our furniture and floors and of course our legs in shorts and tiny humans at home
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How can I make nail trims less stressful for my pets?
Now for our older pets that were not conditioned at a young age.
As mentioned before, the tapping on paws with nail trimmers and dremels can help but with the assistance of the almighty treats and distractions. Peanut butter(without xylitol), Plain yogurt , some wet food or the trusty dog cookies. If it is possible for you to do the tapping and dremel conditioning while giving treats or some snuggles this can help them associate the two as great experiences, we will make a more detailed video in regards to conditioning.Having consistent nail trims in general can even condition them to enjoy nail trims enough where it can even turn out to be a bonding experience for you and your pet.
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