Nail trimming is a vital part of your pet’s healthcare routine. Unfortunately,
it’s often neglected as many pet parents never receive any training about the
best method for trimming nails safely. Watch this short video for helpful tips
for better nail care.
When your pet’s nails are clicking on the hardwood floor, snagging clothing or
carpet, or scratching the furniture, it is time for a trimming. Nail trimming is
an important part of your pet’s healthcare. Without it, pet’s nails can overgrow
into paw pads, be torn off accidentally or interfere with walking. You can keep
cat nails in check by providing a scratching post. Unfortunately, many dogs and
cats simply do not get enough activity to wear their nails down. For the health
of their digits, regular nail trimming is required.
If you have your pet groomed regularly, then the groomers will take care of this
task. Many pet parents are interested in the convenience and cost savings of
trimming their pet’s nails at home, but have no idea where to begin. In most
cases, owners who are able-bodied and have relatively well-behaved pets can save
some money and trim their pet’s nails at home. There are some pets, however, who
are not amenable to nail trimming; in these cases, it’s best left to the
professionals, for everyone’s safety.
In this video, Dr. Sarah shows you the tools and the techniques you need to
effectively trim dog and cat nails at home.