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Nail clipping

Discussion in 'Pets' started by Tacomaman63, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Tacomaman63

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    Anybody ever clip your dogs toe nails? I tried to do my pup last evening and you’d swear Satan jumped on him. I got one nail clipped and he pulled his paw back and jumped around like a banshee running around the living room like his tail was on fire. I laughed so hard I was crying. I know I didn’t get back too far I’ve done it before. I guess I’ll have to take him to the groomer now lol
     
  2. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    My pup does the same thing! Simon hates his nails clipped.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    2000GTacoma

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    I used to have 120lb lab lap dog. She hated the shear style clippers. So I tried the pettypaws thing and it was better. Problem was her nails were just too large and thick for that. I ended up using a dremel and a sanding drum. I would just use it maybe half speed and she would lay there and let me trim the nails. Overall I think it was easier on her. The shear pinches the nail into and I could see that hurting even if you didn't cut too far up. Plus the dremel does not leave a sharp edge. Just a thought. Crazy maybe but it worked and she was happy.
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    Helps to shine a light through the nail to see how far you can cut before hurting them. And give many treats!
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    JonathanH

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    We used to cut our pup's nails until my wife accidentally cut back a bit much, thanks to a struggling pup, and her paw bled all over the kitchen floor. Now we take her her the vet every few weeks. Best $20 I spend and takes about 5 minutes.
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    I used to cut my labs nails but I cut back too far one time and he bled pretty good. I googled to see what to do and found that if you mix flour and water together to make a paste put it on it. It stopped The bleeding pretty fast
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    We tried that also and ended up making a pasty mess everywhere, but it did help a little bit.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Are you sure you didn't clip the dogs quick? I've done that a few times to my dogs and it hurts them a lot which is why he might of been running around.

    I clip my dogs nails (all 5 of them) weekly. I use the clippers to get the bulk of the nail off then a nail dremel to grind down the nail. After while I just use the dremel to keep them maintained for the most part.

    https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-7300-PT-4-8V-Nail-Grooming/dp/B003TU0XG4
     
  9. Apr 25, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    tntacomaguy

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    We use the same thing on my 2 labs. And my 2 previous labs. Tried clipping the previous labs nails but that was a fight, burnt up 2 petty paws and now have a black and decker similar to a Dremel. My black lab I lost a couple years ago was the kindest, most gentle ole soul until you tried to do his nails, even with the petty paws :annoyed:

    My 2 current labs don’t mind it too much, the female is just hyper and doesn’t like to hold still. While the male can be entertained with a bunch of treats
     
  10. Apr 25, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    Our vet gave us a sedative. I hate giving it to him. His eyes get all glassy and he can barely walk, but it’s the only way he’ll let us clip.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    TomTwo

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    I have a grinder that runs on C cell batteries, I use on my Dog he will sit still for the fronts but he gets a little wiggly when I do his hind feet. I do not know the name brand but I got it at Pet Smart on sale for $20.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    My dogs all have hated it when I try to clip them myself. Thankfully I found a local groomer that only charges $5 and can clip them all faster than I can clip two nails.
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Another cordless dremel user here.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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  15. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    My dog used to go ape shit when I would try to do his nails. I then started just grabbing his paws and massaging them so he would get used me holding his paws. After doing this regularly I would sneak in a pair of shears and do a paw and he didn’t even notice. Now he’s fine with the trimming.
     
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