Trimming Your Dogs Nails
Dog grooming is essential in keeping your dog healthy and happy, and one of the best grooming techniques is nail trimming. Failing to trim your dog’s nails will lead to the nails being overgrown, which will, in turn, lead to several problems and discomfort for the dog. Although the nail clipping process may be uncomfortable, you can still make it more endurable by increasing the comfort level of your dog before you start trimming. Alternatively, you can seek professional dog groomers that offer Dog nail trimming in Reading Pa like us at Reading Dog Grooming and Pet Spa if you don’t want to deal with such stress.
Importance of dog nail trimming
Long nails reduce the comfort levels for your dog and increase the chances of injuries. When you leave your dog’s nails untrimmed, they become longer and can, therefore, easily get caught up on different surfaces such as carpets and upholstery and tear off easily. The tearing can cause damage that can be serious enough to require professional treatment. You will not only spend a lot of money treating the dog, but the canine will also be in a lot of pain. These can be easily avoided by regular trimming.
Another reason why trimming your dog’s nails is essential is that it ensures proper alignment of the paws. Long nails will constantly hit the surface as the dog walks or plays. This will, in turn, put pressure on the nail bed and cause discomfort that leads to improper distribution of weight. With time, the joints and paws will be affected, leading to flattening of the paws and change in the dog’s posture.
Misalignment doesn’t just look unattractive but also increases the chances of the dog getting injured. The dog will have difficulties when running and walking and will, therefore, be more susceptible to injuries. The problem can be worse for older dogs. Although rare, there have been extreme cases where failing to trim dog’s nails leads to the nails curving and growing into the paw pads.
DIY trimming vs. professional dog grooming service
Dogs don’t like nail trimming and may become agitated when you try to groom them. When you hire a professional in dog nail trimming in Reading Pa like us you are freed from worrying about causing injuries to the dog since they already have experience in how to get the dog to calm down to clip their nails properly.
We have all the essential trimming tools that make the whole process easier and more comfortable. We will get the job done without causing any irritations to the dog and will not cut the nails too short, either.
Having the qualifications and experience in handling pets also ensures that we are familiar with the pet’s anatomy. As such, we will inspect the dog and report any abnormalities such as lumps, gum discoloration, and bald patches on the dog.
The dog’s nails can be naturally trimmed when they constantly play or walk on a hard surface like concrete. However, since most dogs are exposed to soft surfaces like grass, you must tend to their nails regularly. Natural trimming also happens gradually and will not be as effective as human trimming.
The best option is to call today to schedule your nail trimming appointment with Reading Dog Grooming & Pet Spa! We will also check to see if an ear cleaning or flea & tick treatment may be in order.
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