By Jamie Gunckle, RVT
Most people and pets do not like trimming nails. But for the health of your pet (especially dogs), it must be done and should be done frequently enough to keep the nails short. Nails that are too long are at risk of being torn off. It can also cause reduced traction, deformed feet, and even injured tendons over time. As long nails hit the ground, it puts force on the foot and leg structure. This force can potentially lead to arthritis and ongoing pain.
Please contact Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center to make an appointment with our technicians to have a nail trim performed on your pet and we can even teach you how to do this at home on your own for free.