Grooming

Clipping your dog’s nail

Many dog owners generally think of clipping as only a mechanical activity. Few understand that clipping a dog is an art. Clipping a coat or nail needs to be carried out in a careful manner to avoid the injuries to the skin or nail.

Clipping of the coat is to be taken care of as per the breed characteristics. If the coat is not properly clipped, this may lead to the dust accumulation in the coat and the animal may start showing signs of skin diseases. This is true especially when the grooming activities are not done in a proper manner.

Clipping of coat helps to get rid of the parasitic burden to a greater extent and also, the clipping of your dog is of more useful to expose on the type of parasitic problem that the dog is likely to suffer. Many pet health parlors are available wherein the clipping of dog will be carried out in a more systematic manner.

Always make use of a sharp clipper and in the winter regions, avoid the close clipping. This is due to the fact that the closer clipping in the winter seasons may expose the dog to the environmental stresses like the cold climate. Hence, the dog may become more vulnerable to the frostbite. Avoid the close clipping of coat or nail because this may cause injury to the underlying tissues and may cause bleeding in the concerned animal.

Many pet owners need to avoid any clipping activity when the animal is not in healthy status. Clipping instruments are available to a greater extent in many pet shops. Avoid the blunt instruments because they may not clip well and hence, repetition is required often. Always use modern equipment for clipping activities.

9 thoughts on “Clipping your dog’s nail

  1. FiSh says:

    i dont have any dog at home, so i do not know how does it work. but it’s good to learn about it anyway 🙂

  2. thanks for sharing about this will let my parent knows…

  3. Geng Qian says:

    seems really interesting. i will love to visit there some day.

  4. Miera Nadhirah Rashidi says:

    this is good… it would be the same as clipping my cats nails I guess… hehehe.. not too close to the vein area….

  5. Shin May says:

    i would like to my sister know about this …thanks for info ^^

  6. Ivy Kam says:

    Didn’t know about that until I read your post, thanks for the info sharing 🙂

  7. Shivani Balraj says:

    Cheers to the tips dear – will certainly take note 🙂

  8. I’m a newbie when it come to taking care of puppy/dog, hence i always bring my little one to the vet/grooming instead. haha

  9. Elana Khong says:

    Wah…..I dare not do it myself. Rather send them for grooming.

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