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Canine Pedicures:

Nail clipping is important!

Many people just don’t realize how important it is to keep their dogs’ (and cat's) toenails short. If your pet's toenails are too long, they can make walking painful because the nails push up on the toes when they walk. Long nails can also increase the possibility of the dog developing arthritis. Dogs that walk on concrete or pavement a great deal may not need their toenails clipped as often, but if they may still have dewclaws, that require regular attention.

Those who own dogs with high maintenance coats - like Poodles, Shih Tzus and Maltese - may not give much thought to how or when to trim their dog’s nails. They take their dogs to the groomer every six to eight weeks, and a nail trim is just part of the grooming package. But for pet owners whose dogs require less frequent professional grooming, at home nail trimming should become part of their dog care routines.

The most common reasons for avoiding 'do-it-yourself' nail trims are that the owner is afraid of cutting into the dog's 'quick' and causing the nail to bleed, or that the dog fusses and creates bad feelings around the procedure

If you are uncomfortable clipping your dog's nails at home, schedule an appointment online at Dodge City Grooming for a 'pawdicure' or call 250-218-5209.

Nail trims between professional grooming appointments only take a few minutes of your time and are an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and happy.

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