The best way to trim your dog’s nails is to do it outside. This means you will need a clipper and a plastic bag for the trimmed litter.
The nail should be placed in position so that the clipper can come from the side and cut off the tip of the nail without nicking the skin.
If you’ve never done this before, it may be a good idea for your first few times to have someone who knows how teach you what they are doing.
The first step is to find the quick. This is a pinkish line that runs along the center of each nail, and it can be difficult to see if your dog has dark nails.
The quick contains blood vessels that are very close to the surface of your dog’s nails, which means if you cut too short, this will cause pain and bleeding.
By observing your dog’s feet, you will be able to learn what the quick looks like so that you can avoid cutting into it next time around.
It is also important to give the nail a little squeeze before clipping it, as this can help push some of the nail away from the quick and reduce risk of nicking it.
You can use the clipper to cut across the nail at an angle, and it is important to not let these angles change when you do this. If you need to trim a lot of nails, try to do them all with one stroke so that they will be even in length.
It may take a few times before you get used to clipping your dog’s nails, and this method is not recommended for dogs with black nails.
We hope this helped you.