What Is Best For Your Pet?

Nail Trim or Nail Dremel

Before we answer that question, we want to stress that keeping your pet’s nails trimmed is very important. Overgrown nails can affect your pet’s health negatively. For example, long nails can create painful joint problems in older dogs. Overgown nails can put pressure on your pet’s toes, which can change the way the move and even pave the way for muscle soreness, injuries and arthritis.

Choosing nail trimming or using the Dremel may come down to what you or your pet prefers. Below we outline the benefits to both.

Dog getting nails trimmed
Dog getting nails dremmeled
Whichever method you choose

Safety First

It's a good idea to have a vet tech, veterinarian or groomer show you how to trim your pet's nails. Be very careful not to cut into the quick of your dog’s nail, causing discomfort and bleeding.

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News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

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