Proper nail care is important for the health of your dog. Without proper care and maintenance, your dog would have difficulty just walking and running, much less doing anything else that would be fun. If you do not keep the nails neat and trim, it can lead to joint problems, uncomfortable punctures and bone conditions. How often you trim the nails depends on your particular dog, if it is outside often on rough surfaces, the dog’s size and activity level. The friendly staff at your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home has all you need to give your pet the perfect pedicure. They can also assist you in tips on how to safely trim the nails.
It is generally safe to assume that when you hear your dog clicking around when walking on the floor; it is time to trim the nails. Also take note if the dog walks improperly as though in discomfort, another sure sign that the nails are too long. Without regular nail trimming routines, your dog can suffer from such conditions as torn nails, ingrown nails, hip, back, bone and joint problems, splayed or deformed feet, not to mention a bleeding of the nail that may result from the long nail getting caught on something and torn.
Not all dogs are receptive to the process and can cause more problems than the actual nail trimming itself. Dogs can be scared and fearful, causing the apprehension in safe nail trimming. If the nail bleeds from being cut, it is not a fatal situation but can cause a little pain. If that happens once, your dog may not want to go there again. There are powders and gels available to stop the bleeding. Such experiences cause many pet parents to avoid the nail clipping process.
Your veterinarian or staff at Petsmart and Petco can show you the easiest ways to trim your dog’s nails because it is very important for the health of your pet. If it seems too much for you, cost is minimal just to get the nails trimmed regularly at a groomer, the vet’s office or these larger pet supply stores. The last thing you should do is avoid this rather small task because it is not the easiest, and can lead to some serious consequences without proper maintenance. If it were something started in puppy-hood, the process would be an easy one but can always be achieved with an assistant or a short visit to a professional. As your manicures and healthy nails are important to you, they are extremely important for your dog’s health and foot care.
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
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