Your dog’s nails are an important part of its body that needs regular care and maintenance. If nails are not kept short, your dog can have difficulty walking and the pressure of the long nails can be uncomfortable for your pet. To know how to properly trim the nails, contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for tips and advice.
Untrimmed nails can cause a lot of problems for your dog from mild discomfort to punctures, joint issues and bone conditions. Such problems can be prevented by maintaining trimmed nails on your dog. The question many pet owners have is how often to trim the nails. The answer can vary, depending on the breed, how often the dog walks on cement, sidewalks and asphalt among other factors. Typically, a dog’s nails need to be trimmed anywhere between three and eight weeks.
Nails on a small dog do not seem to grow as quickly as those on the bigger dog but if you take your dog for regular walks on pavement, the nails get worn down. If your pet is predominantly kept indoors except to go out in the grassy yard for potty purposes, the nails will need to be trimmed more often.
When you can hear the “click, click, click” on the floors as your dog prances around, it is time for that pedicure. Also be aware of any changes in the walk that might indicate foot and nail pain. Some problems that could occur includes torn and bleeding nails, ingrown nails, foot deformity, bone, joint, hip and back conditions.
It is important to keep the nails trimmed, but it can also be stressful for you and your pup. Your vet, a groomer or pet store staff can advise you on proper nail trimming. Don’t hesitate to trim the nails out of fear. A professional charges a nominal fee to do the job so do what it takes to provide your dog with healthy, happy feet. It may seem trivial but unhealthy paws and untrimmed nails can cause your dog great discomfort that leads to other medical issues. Click, click, click means time to snip those long and painful nails.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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