Nail Trimming for Dogs

Trimming your pet’s nails is very important. Trimming the nails helps to prevent them from growing too long and curling around into the pad of your pet’s paw. This can be very painful and can also lead to infection. Trimming your dog’s nails also helps to aid in the pet’s mobility; nails that are left too long can inhibit them from walking properly. This especially becomes important in older animals that already have reduced mobility.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?

It is usually recommended that your dog’s nails are cut every 4-8 weeks, depending on the growth of your dog’s nails. We like to try to make it a positive experience for trimming your dog’s nails, here at West Hill Animal Clinic. Our technicians will work with your dog’s specific needs to make it as quick and stress-free as possible. If you are interested in trimming your own pet’s nails, you can book an appointment with one of our technicians to give you tips and tricks to cutting them stress free at home.


Your Pet and Their Dental Health

We all realize the importance of our own dental routines to prevent the occurrence of dental disease within ourselves; dental care for our pets is equally important! Dental disease or periodontal disease is the most widespread disease associated with 80% of dogs and 70% of cats. It can lead to irritated gums, painful dental infections, tooth loss and can cause bacteria to travel through the bloodstream and compromise vital organs. Fortunately, with a proper dental routine designed for our pets, periodontal disease, in most cases, is preventable. Steps to preventing periodontal disease can include regular brushing, rinses, wipes, chews, dental diets, dental prophies or scaling and regular checkups. Click on the link below and watch a short video to learn steps on how you can easily make dental brushing apart of your pet’s everyday routine! https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/Ru55HeZoDkC/embed

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