Does anyone NOT trim their dog's claws (nor have someone else do it)?
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    DefaultDoes anyone NOT trim their dog's claws (nor have someone else do it)?

    For assorted reasons, we've been really negligent about clipping Bella's nails lately. Now her nails are definitely a bit on the long side (at least compared to what we were used to), but they seem to have reached equilibrium. Bella typically gets two walks per day, mostly on pavement and sidewalks. (She also gets 1 or 2 off-leash romps per week, but those are mostly on grass and other non-paved surfaces.) It seems like her nails are being worn down from the walks enough so that they are not getting any longer.

    So does anyone else just let their dog's claws take care of themselves?

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    I am not completely hands off but rocky's are done maybe twice a year?? sometimes once or not at all.

    And to be honest, not sure if we even did it it at for our last family dog - maybe once or twice in ten years? They were never a problem.
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    I had one dog, my Ginny, that really never needed her nails trimmed. Her litter brother is the same way.

    My breeder told me it was because their feet were 'correct' and kept themselves clean...not sure I believe that, but it was true. Never needed to trim them.
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    LOL, when it comes to dog nails I have mild OCD, I trim every two weeks. Monster's drive me NUTS because they were not trimmed regularly so the quick is super long and I can only trim so much without making the poor dude bleed, grr. I think they're slowly getting shorter, or maybe its just wishful thinking on my part, lol!
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    Me too Kate!! I trim Mya about every two weeks. I think I remember the vet telling me that if you don't trim, the "quick" gets longer, so it should stand to reason that if you start trimming again you can slowly trim the quick back and back.

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    Most of Bauer's nails stay short on their own. I don't remember the last time I trimmed the nails on his back paws, they stay perfect just from walking on pavement. I trim the 2 middle nails on his front paws every few weeks (the nails on the outside stay trimmed like his back paws do).
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    I was pretty shoddy at cutting Wesleys. He HATED his feet dealt with and would get majorly grouchy. If I were at the vet and thought of it, I'd have him do it. But for the most part, they grew as they wanted. Which I seriously came to regret when he had MAJOR dewclaw problems late in life....

    eta - I've set Parker on a much more diligent schedule -- every other week -- figuring that this habit is best when adopted young.
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    The only time we ever did it was a couple of times when Dex was a pup. Since then, he has always worn them down naturally.

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    I have to sumo wrestle Emmett... but I do it. The I spend an hour trying to convince him that I'm not evil.
    I haven't done his back ones in awhile they seem to be staying in shape.
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    Dio's back paws wear out on their own. We only clip the pointy bits on his front paws. They seem to have slowed down on their own. Lucky us!
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