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Q: dog trobil

March 5, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 1950 days ago

My dog keeps braeking his nail even when we trem them I am only a 11 i dont no what to do ethir dose mom. plese answer.

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Kris G.
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Mar 11, 2009

Perhaps when you clip his nails the edges are jagged, which may cause them to split. Sanding them may smooth the edges, and this can be accomplished by walking your dog on concrete sidewalks or by using a tool such as a Dremel rotary tool. At 11 years of age, you are too young to use power tools, but perhaps you could assist your mom or other adult while they sand and deburr your pet's nails. It sounds like you're a very responsible pet owner. Keep up the good work.

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Sandra R.
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Mar 05, 2009

Why don't you take the pet to the vet and ask them. I am sure they will be able to help you. Good Luck.

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Anne V.
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Mar 05, 2009

It is important to regularly do a dog's nails. When they are too long the pressure of walking on them is uncomfortable. If you dog has dew claws (the nail partway up the leg) this can actually grow into a circle and back into the dogs flesh, being very painful. Your dog should learn to have his nails done. You may want to start with a vet or groomer and have them show you what to do and how. This way you will learn the angle to cut on and how to avoid the "quick" or blood vessel running down the nail. If your dog is extremely badly behaved for nails, you may have to have someone do them, but if you just don't want to do them (or mom doesn't) because you think it hurts the dog, believe me, it hurst more if you don't. It is part of routine dog grooming and will make you dog more comfortable (and it may save the floors and carpets from damage too.) Try watching the "Dog Whisperer" to get an idea of how your attitude to your dog should be one of calm assertiveness, with no anger and excitement. This will help you develop the right frame of mind when approching your dog, and will also give you the idea that discipining a dog makes him secure and happy - and not doing so, or avoiding it, only leads to bigger problems than long toe nails.

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