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dog problem how do i cut her nails?

asked 2016-12-25 10:28:20 -0500

My Dog Won’t Let Me Cut her Nails... what should i do?

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answered 2017-02-23 20:35:38 -0500

Hi! My dog does best when I put him on his back in my lap (not sure how big your kiddo is - mine is 45lbs so it works for those medium sized guys too!) but if you don't want to take him to your vet or your groomer, you can discuss with your vet about anti anxiety meds until you can get him used to the experience.

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answered 2017-02-23 19:58:31 -0500

I had the same problem! I agree with both answers. I also bought a mussel that I only use for this purpose because my pup Harlie tries to bite anyone and anything when we try to clip her nails. I tend to put some treats or peanut butter on the snout of it and let her eat that to distract her while I try to get the job done. It at least let's her know that the mussel isn't a bad thing and it comes with treats :) it makes her more willing to put it on. Sometimes she still tries to bite. I agree that if all else fails, bring her somewhere or get a friend or two to help

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answered 2017-02-23 20:41:04 -0500

Hi! I started out by getting my dog used to having his feet handled. I did this by rewarding him with treats every time he let me touch his feet and put the nail clippers near him without reacting. Now that he is desensitized to the process it goes much quicker. He lays on the ground with me and he gets a treat after each foot is finished. Another option would be to use a dremel to grind the nails down rather than clipping them. Good luck!

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answered 2017-02-23 19:44:39 -0500

Yes, agreed with Hillary. Vets and Groomers do a great job cutting nails. That being said, it's easy for places to overcharge for a simple procedure (former Vet Assistant), so if it's something you see yourself scheduling regularly, it may be good to call ahead and "shop" around. You can also ask for tips from your Vet or Groomer on how to handle your pup. Basically, it's a combination of knowing how to handle your dog (to prevent them from wiggling around), and learning where your pup's nail quick is located to avoid bleeding. White nails are always easier to clip over black nails because you can see the pink outline of the quick.

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answered 2016-12-26 10:18:00 -0500

Hi, Barrington. I would suggest taking your dog to either a groomer or veterinary facility. This way, there are others who can help hold her still while someone experienced with cutting nails is able to do so safely.

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Thanks alot Hillary, i will do that :)

Barrington P.'s profile image Barrington P.  ( 2016-12-27 00:09:07 -0500 ) edit

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