Why is pet nail care important? Are you wondering if your pet’s nails need to be clipped?
There are many reasons why it is important to regularly trim and care for your pet’s nails. Not only does improper care cause health problems for the pet, it also causes problems for you and your belongings.
At our pet grooming salon, we always check your pet’s nails to see whether they need a trim or not. Clipping your pet’s nails is very important. Nails should usually be trimmed at least once a month, although not all pets need nail clipping. If your pet does not frequently run on hard, rough surfaces, its nails will no doubt need to be trimmed on a regular basis. Otherwise, they will continue to grow, and may become so long that your pet is uncomfortable.
When the nails are too long, it makes it difficult for your pet to walk, and it could be painful. Long nails can also snag on rugs or clothing. We clip nails, file them, or both.
Proper pet nail care helps prevent a number of potential problems, such as:
Ingrown toenails – causing redness, swelling, and discharge with a potent odor
Sore feet and legs
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, carpeting, 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 carpets or furniture.
When your pet’s nails grow too long, you’ll hear them scraping against the floor. While they may not 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 and also damage the carpeting. 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 clipping. Afterwards, he or she can walk without worrying about getting hurt.
The best time to trim your pet’s nails is during his or her grooming appointment. We can also show you how to trim them yourself in the future, if you like.
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 (561) 123-1234.
Pet Grooming Sandalfoot, Boca Raton, Florida, 33428