I thought it would be appropriate on Thoughtless Thursday to post about some pretty thoughtless people.
There were some things going around one of my FB groups yesterday, where someone had asked "if" people cut there dogs nails, and "if" it was important.
To my surprise, there were A LOT of people who told this person that nail trimming is not as important as it is made out to be.
I put my 2 cents in, and shared some reasons why, so I thought I would raise the subject here on the blog.
I would love to hear what you all think, and your views on nail trimming.
Why is it important to trim your pets nails?
There are so many reasons.
To name a few -
- It can be painful for your pet to walk on long nails. Imagine the discomfort!
- Long nails break, and can break off too short. You know how it feels when we break a nail, and it breaks far too short? Painful right?
- Long nails can crack upwards towards the quick, and cause a lot of pain.
- Long nails can also cause your dog to have an irregular gait, and in turn can cause skeletal damage.
But what if I have trouble cutting their nails, or my dogs won't let me?
It is impawtant to touch your pets paws often. Hold their paws while feeding treats. Always associate paw touching, with things that make them happy.
If you are still uncomfortable with trimming your pets nails, that is where the groomer or a vet comes in handy!
She loves when I come in and take photos of her working with my huskies for my blog. She tells me she feels like a star!
I bring Mika and Koda to the groomer every couple weeks. Mika, because her nails are black, and I am very uncomfortable with trimming black nails. Koda because he has extremely thick nails, and my trimmers seem to struggle a bit getting through them.
Lexus I do myself. Her nails are easy as pie to trim!
He absolutely loves it there because he always gets lots of treats and opportunities to smell all of the other dogs there.
Mika is . . .
not so fond of the groomer. She cries the whole time and refuses to take treats!
She doesn't mind her feet being touched, but hates them being trimmed!
So please people, keep your pets nails trimmed! Yes it is impawtant, and yes it can ultimately damage or hurt your pup if you allow their nails to be overgrown.
If you walk your pup on pavement a lot, you may have to trim nails a lot less, as the pavement somewhat grinds them down as they walk. But always check on their nails for cracks, and trim when necessary.
I am curious to know, what are your thoughts on nail trimming?
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