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    Apollopuppy is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultCutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    So I have a MASSIVE herd of animal nails that I clip every week (or every other week depending on the animal) They all have white nails, so seeing the quick is NO problem. But Apollo has black nails and I can't for the life of me see his quick! ugh! Any suggestions on nail trimming? Also how often and what do I use to do it. Thanks a bunch!
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    You can get dog nail clippers from any pet store, they come in all sizes, which is a personal preference (I prefer the little ones so they fit in my hand, my boss likes the big honkin ones). I do not like the guillotine-style ones, I prefer those that are similar to scissors, with rounded blades.

    Cut the nail a little at a time, then you see a black, waxy-looking dot in the upper portion of the cut area you are near the quick, stop then.

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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    Thank you. How often should I cut his nails? I cut my ferrets nails every week (damn they grow fast!) my cats nails every two weeks.
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/grooming.html

    Scroll down to the nail portion. I clip nails weekly.



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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    Thank you very much! i wanna make sure I'm able to take care of this dog the best I can.
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    Mocha's nails are black too I used to just trim them every week so that I didn't get too much and cut the quick. She always fought me so bad though so recently I have started to use a dremel. This one http://www.dremel.com/en-us/tools/to...=66204&I=69677
    She does much better with it. I started out real slow and just held it at first and treated her, then turned it on and treated, then got a little closer, etc. so she got used to it and associated it with good things (treats). Eventually working my way up to doing one paw then treating. She's so much more compliant with this then when I was clipping and I'm much less worried about getting the quick. I just do all the nails a little each week.
    <br />Barbara, Mocha, Zeus, &amp; Smeagol

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    DefaultRe: Cutting nails, ye-hah! (rolls eyes)

    Quote Originally Posted by labby
    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/grooming.html

    Scroll down to the nail portion. I clip nails weekly.
    I'd like to be your dog : I don't have time to do my own nails once a week :'( of course the dog is well taken care of.
    <br /><br />Zlata &amp; Chocolata

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