Nail Clipping

Nail Clipping

Why is pet nail care important?  Why is it important to trim and care for your pet’s nails?

There are many reasons why it is important to regularly trim and care for your pets nails. Not only does improper care cause health problems for the pet, it also causes problems for you and your belongings. If your pet does not have regular, hard, rough surfaces to run on, it will be necessary to trim their nails on a regular basis. If their nails are not trimmed, they will continue to grow.  They can become so long that it makes walking difficult and possibly painful, not to mention the damage it could cause around your home.

We at “Grooms By Leah” always check your pet nails to check whether they need a trim or not.

Clipping your pet’s nails is very important. Nails should always be trimmed at least once a month. Not all pets need nail clipping. When the nails are too long it makes it difficult for your pet to walk and it could be painful. Long nails can chip on rugs or on clothes. We clip nails, file or both.

Making certain that your pet’s nails are properly trimmed will help prevent some issues, such as: 

  • Ingrown toenails – causing redness, swelling and discharge with a potent odor
  • Sore feet and legs
  • Joint pain
  • Discomfort when walking
  • Scratches to you, your furniture, and floors
  • Punctures to soft floor coverings such as linoleum and vinyl
  • Picking and tearing of furniture fabric, carpet, and rugs

No one likes to do this at home, so let us do it for you. Regular clipping protects your pet from paw and joint injuries, as well as getting nails snagged on carpet or furniture.

When your pet’s nails grow too long, you’ll hear them scraping against the floor. While they probably won’t do any damage to the floor, long nails can be very uncomfortable for the pet.

It’s easy for these nails to get caught on carpets, which can cause considerable distress. If this sounds like your dog, it may be time to call a groomer and consider a dog nail trimming service.

Pets don’t always like getting their nails cut, nor is it always easy to do. The groomer has to be positioned far enough from the foot to avoid causing any damage or pain. You can see why many people prefer to let a professional pet care service tend to your pet’s nails.

Fortunately, we’re here to help. We can get your pet relaxed for the nail trimming. Afterwards, he or she can walk without worrying about getting hurt.

The best time for us to trim your pet’s nails is during an examination.  We’ll also show you how to trim them.

If you are unsure about how to trim your pet’s nails, our groomers will be happy to show you. Clear nails tend to show the quick as a pink spot inside of the nail. Black nails are a little more difficult to trim safely and may need a more experienced eye.

Always have styptic powder on hand to stop any bleeding if you are going to trim your pet’s nails yourself. If styptic powder is unavailable, simple black table pepper, cornstarch, or flour is just as good.

Of course, if you would feel safer having one of our trained professionals trim or file your pet’s nails for you we would be more than happy to do so. Contact us to set up an appointment today at 512-528-1718