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Q: Is there a better way to trim my pugs nails than with a clipper?

July 12, 2008 | By Vicki H. | 6 answers | Expired: 2187 days ago

Is there a better way to trim my pugs nails than with a clipper?

Josie needs her nails clipped but I don't want to hurt her with clippers...

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Larissa & Tia D.
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Jul 21, 2008

I have tried the nail clippers and they scare me but today I used the file part of a ped egg I bought and it worked great and my scooby didn't mind it at all.

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Josiesue02
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Jul 15, 2008

If you buy the special dog nail clippers its a piece of cake, just dont go up to far on the dog. To play it safe, I just go to where the curve is and at the top part of the curve is where i cut. Also, if you are afraid to do them too short (if you do them too short, a dog can bleed to death), you can just keep them longer and do it more often. It doesnt hurt the dog, but they may act like it. I think its cause they dont like the sound but im not a dog so i dont know why they twitch

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Mandyspuppypalace
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Jul 15, 2008

Clipping isnt painful unless you hit the quick, but another solution is a Dremel. This files the nail down instead of clipping. I like it because when you clip they get sharper until wore down, the dremel files them smooth. Some animals may be afraid of the noise. Mine are use to the clippers so it doesnt bother them. They like for me to hold the nail while doing this though. I think the vibration bothers them if you dont hold the nail. Good Luck!!

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Jessica H.
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Jul 13, 2008

i dont think that clipping dogs toe nails hurts them unless you do it wrong and go up too much on them.

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Anonymous

Jul 13, 2008

I agree with T. Her answer is just before mine. I've seen that advertised on T.V., I believe on Animal Planet for $29.95.

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T
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T

Jul 13, 2008

There is a new "filer" out that actually files away the nails. It is like a mini sander/grinder and works great. Since your pug probably has black nails, the quick is not easily seen, but a good rule of thumb is where the nail starts to turn down is where the quick stops. The quick can continue to grow down into the nail if the nails are not trimmed monthly. If you are not sure that you want to try it yet, contact your vet and ask them to show you the proper way to trim with out quicking your dog. Once you quick them, they become leery of nail trimming!

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