It is so hard to trim Rowan's nails properly for fear of cutting into the quick .... but to try to get them even... does anyone have a secret for this??
What type of cutters are you using...?? I am using the gullotine style but wonder if there is a better way... one of Rowan's nails looks "dead".... does this happen??
I use a dremel to do nails.
What is a dremel?? :-[Originally Posted by Belles mom
A dremel is a hand held grinder. Either battery operated or corded.
This is the one I have
You dont nick the quick of the nail with a dremel, but it may take a bit of getting used to. Here's a good site that explains how to dremel nails.
I use clippers with a safety stop. Obsidian will not tolerate a dremel unless I hogtie him. I just do one or two nails at a time. Just trim the tips, which are narrow and pointy at the end. In a dark nailed dog, the dead part inside will be a whitish color. When you start getting close to the quick, it will be darker inside. Stop. The rear nails don't need to be trimmed as often.
I clip my girls nails. I just do the tips & I usually do it every week or two. My vet said if you keep doing this the quick will not grow to the tip & not bleed. It took a long time to be able to clip all the nails on one paw before giving a treat. I use the regualr dog nail clippers.
Scroll down to the black dog nails.
♣ Laura ♣
I am wondering what a 'groomer' would charge to do this?? :
Despite allowing me to touch/handle her paws and nails, Ellie absolutely freaks out whenever I pull out either the Dremel or clippers (I think she had a bad experience, when her dew claws were ripped out by her prior owner). Then she won't come near me for an hour.
I, therefore, am willing to pay the $5-$7 a week to have someone else do it (daycare charges us $5; Petsmart charges $7).
Dominic & Ellie<br /><br />
i'm the same as belles mom.
we use a Dremel...it's the easiest thing we've found to do webster's nails and he's really good about letting us use it on him...a couple of treats while it's being done, and he's a happy camper!