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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.

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