Do you clip your dog’s nails regularly or does the thought of doing it at home yourself make your heart palpitate and your underarms sweat? 🙂
When we got Teton at 8-weeks old, one of the most important things we did for his training was teaching him to be comfortable with us touching his feet all the time. I can’t remember who I’d heard that tip from or where I’d read it, but as I’m sure you know, most dogs don’t like having their feet handled. I knew we’d have to clip his nails regularly and, being that we live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we have always been sticklers for wiping his paws when he comes in from being outside.
Teton has had his nails trimmed professionally just once at the veterinarian (he had torn a dewclaw and they trimmed ’em all since we were already there). I give his front nails a trim and file them down about once a month after he has a bath. Spa day!!! (We’ve never clipped his back nails because they seem to wear down nicely when he walks and runs outside.)
Back to initial question…do you clip your dog’s nails? If the thought of doing so totally freaks you out, take your dog to your local groomer or make an appointment at the vet and get ‘er done there. If you are on board for doing it yourself, grab yourself a pair of these fancy new nail clippers we received last week.
On sale for $9.99 and they ship free with Amazon Prime!
Here’s what I love about these nail clippers:
- Lifetime Guarantee – Seriously. So…this is basically the last pair of nail clippers you ever have to buy.
- Easy Grip/Ergonomically Sound Design – These clippers fit comfortably in your hand, allowing you to clip your dog’s nails quickly and effectively without fumbling around.
- Safety Guard & Locking Clip – A little built-in protection never hurt anyone! And, when the clippers aren’t in use, simply slide the orange button up to lock them closed.
- Stainless Steel Raised Tip – These bad boys have a raised tip which creates an easy angle to clip at.
Wagglies Professional Dog Nail Clippers come with a safety guide entitled “5 Step Guide To Safely Trim Your Dog’s Nails, but the basics can be found on the back of their packaging. If your dog has light or clear colored nails, you’ll may have an easier time clipping them since you’ll be able to see the kwik (blood supply). If your dog has black nails, like Teton, it can be a bit more challenging. My advice is to clip just a little at a time until you are comfortable with the length and then file them down gently with an emery board.
Teton usually looks about like this after his bath and nail trim:
Thank you to the folks at Wagglies for hooking us up with a great new pair of clippers!
Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.