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PostSubject: nail trimming?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:46 am

who here actually regularly trims nails?

i hardly ever trim my lots nails, i did the puppys but my adults seem fine without any trimming- i do sometimes nip a tiny bit of for showing but its not really even needed,

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi Cheri!

I do have to trim Hannibal's nails as they don't seem to wear down naturally to an acceptable level - most of his exercise is on soft ground as he's a country dog!

We've got an excellent pair of nail clippers but, if I'm honest, I get really nervous about damaging the quick when I cut his nails!!!

If your dogs don't need it I'd say HURRAH!!!

I'd be interested to hear what other people's experiences are!

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:42 pm

if the do bleed ive always used corn flour ( from my days of cutting rabbits nails lol the joys of working in pets at home!)

as you know bebe mine are on soft ground alot but just dont seem to need doing?


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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:31 pm

Like your cornflower tip, Cheri!!

I have a vague memory in the deepest, furthest recesses of my memory that someone once told me that if you start clipping nails at a young age then you'll need to continue to do it for the rest of the dog's life - or something like that... It could be that it's similar to us plucking our eyebrows - ie once you start the hairs tend to grow back more vigorously???? Just a thought ...!!!

What do others think?

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:45 am

Phonix's nails dont grow as fast as Inidana's. his are really fast growing, and i hate clipping them cos he fidgets something terrible.always has regardless of how i approached it. Phoe's do grow slower but his grow at different rates, his one dew claw must grow 4 x faster than the others. so that has to be done more often.
i have in the past cut to low when they pull away at the last minute and of course this makes them more wary of the next time you go to do it.

I even had dial a dog wash come and do just the feet once . £20 a time, and that was 3 yrs ago.

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:14 pm

recently brought a pedi paws ..... really impressed and theres very little danger of cutting the quick! maybe handy for those who have wiggley dogs!!!??? mine was only £4 delivered from ebay!!!!

i can get a nicer shape with this than with nail clippers and with my newfies black nails is MUCH safer!!!
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm

Most of ours seem to stay naturally short? Like cheri i may just nip a tiny bit off the tip, but i use a dremmel (grinder) that ive had for years! Lovely shape & no chance of cutting the quick.
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:04 pm

that must be the same sort of thing as what ive got - a grinder!!!

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:57 pm

Very Happy whoo hoo, i orderd a pedi paw and it came today, have fun trying it out tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:34 pm

i have to admit i use mine without the guard! with the guard on mine the whole is just too small for the dogs nails and with the angle i want to use it at makes it very hard

so i do it without the guard and havent had a problem!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:52 pm

thanks hun, i did look at the size of the hole and thought hmm, Phoenix has some woppers doubt they will fit through .

its much bigger than i expected i must say, I did chuckle at the warning bit about not putting it in body cavities, lol!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:43 pm

I have one of them too, i dont like it for the saints .... if you put pressure on the barrel its slows down & takes ages!

I have a hobby tool, which has a smaller stronger barrel which ive had for years & has the dogs feet done in 10 mins!
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:57 am

rinnie- i did kinda think it wouldnt look too out of place in ann summers lol

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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:11 pm

I nip just a bit and use the dremmel on my lots nails. They get a full trip at the vet when they go in for grooming several times a year. Speaking of... they are getting stinky and are due for a bath.
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PostSubject: Re: nail trimming?   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:11 pm

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rinnie- i did kinda think it wouldnt look too out of place in ann summers lol


hahaha, it is quite bizzare , makes you think if someone has done that with it , hence the warning
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