How to Trim Your Dog's Nails

Why Trim Your Dog's Nails?

Long nails can be uncomfortable and painful for dogs, and can also cause problems like overgrowth, splitting, and curling. 

What You Need

To trim your dog's nails, you will need a pair of dog nail clippers or a nail grinder. You may also want to have some treats on hand to reward your dog for good behavior.

How to Trim 

Place the clippers or grinder on the tip of the nail and cut or grind straight across.

Tips for Trimming

If your dog is new to nail trimming, start by trimming just one or two nails at a time.

How Often

How often you need to trim your dog's nails will depend on their individual growth rate. 


You can hear their nails clicking on the floor when they walk.

 How to Keep Dog's Nails Healthy

Walk your dog on rough surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt, to help wear down their nails naturally.

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