No appointment is needed! Nail trims come with all full-service grooms.
Trimming your dog's nails is an essential part of their grooming routine. The purpose of this activity is to shorten the nails just enough so that they don't touch the ground when your furry friend is standing on level surfaces. This helps prevent displacement of the toes and mobility issues that can arise from overgrown nails. In addition to eliminating the annoying clicking sound on your floors, regular nail trims can prevent broken nails, especially in drier climates when your dog is still young. For mature dogs, untrimmed nails can lead to decreased traction, mobility issues, and even pain. To prevent these issues, it is recommended to trim your dog's nails every two to four weeks depending on your pup's growth rate. It's important to note that quicks grow as nails do, so leaving nails unclipped for extended periods can result in significantly longer nails (even after a trim) because the nails cannot be cut back to their previous length without hitting the quick. The goal is to trim the nail as close to the quick as possible to train it to move back toward the toe. However, there is always a risk of pinching the quick in the process, so it's important to be careful and trim the nail incrementally. Nail Filing/Grinding is another option that will smooth all the edges that regular nail trimming can leave behind. By keeping your furry friend's nails trimmed, you can help them stay healthy, happy, and mobile.