+372 50 80 660 Õismäe tee 115A, Tallinn
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Haabersti Loomakliinik
+372 50 80 660 Õismäe tee 115A, Tallinn
Mon-Fri: 10-18 | Sat, Sun: closed

How to properly trim a dog's nails

+372 50 80 660 Õismäe tee 115A, Tallinn
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How to properly trim a dog’s nails: Entrust your pet to professionals

Every dog owner recognizes the importance of scheduling regular veterinarian appointments to proactively address potential health issues in their pets. However, many completely forget about the need for dog nail trimming, which is a regular grooming procedure. Dog claw clipping is an essential aspect of canine care. Additionally, cutting dogs’ claws is crucial for their comfort and mobility. Properly trimming dogs’ claws ensures their well-being and prevents potential issues. It’s also important to be skilled in the practice of clipping dogs’ toenails for their overall health and comfort.

Why is it important to trim a dog’s nails?

Trimming the nails of domestic animals should be a regular procedure. After all, overgrown claws can hinder the normal movement of your pet and can even grow into the delicate skin of the paw pads, causing severe inflammation and opening doors for infections.

Many owners mistakenly believe that pets who spend enough time outdoors can naturally wear down their claws during activities like walking on asphalt. However, in reality, only some, particularly those on the side toes, get naturally worn down during these activities.

Overgrown claws can lead to:

  • Lameness due to inflammation
  • Disruptions in the musculoskeletal system’s functions (if your friend doesn’t place its paw correctly for a long time).
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Injuries to both the pet and family members.
  • Damage to furniture and other belongings.

Therefore, claw trimming for your beloved is a significant condition for maintaining excellent well-being and health for pets. The service is carried out quite often, depending on the growth rate and individual characteristics. Most often, little friends need nail trimming 1-2 times a month. The main sign it’s time to trim the paws is the clear and intense clicking sound they make on the floor. Nail trimming at home is certainly possible. However, it’s essential to consider the procedure can be traumatic and uncomfortable.

It also requires not only extreme care but also specific skills and abilities. Some of the nails contain blood vessels, so careless or incorrect cutting can lead to injury and bleeding. Therefore, it’s better to entrust it to a specialist—a veterinarian. Usually, the cost of nail trimming is affordable and within the budget of every owner.

Where can you trim a dog’s nails in Tallinn?

Residents of Tallinn can entrust the trimming of their pets to experienced and skilled veterinarians at the Haabersti Loomakliinik clinic. Here you will find:

  • Individual approach.
  • Modern sterile instruments
  • Certified specialists who have a good understanding of man’s best friend’s anatomy and psychological characteristics help them perform trimming safely, quickly, and efficiently.
  •  Affordable service prices make visiting the clinic pleasant and do not significantly impact clients’ wallets 

After the paws trimming process, the nails are treated with antiseptic and carefully polished. The doctor also trims the fur around them, reducing the risk of infection. The paws are also inspected for wounds, injuries, diseases, etc. If necessary, the doctor provides additional advice on pet care.