By Piyali Chatterji*

“Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss; it’s about taking

responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.”

― Cesar Millan

Once the nail is left unattended for months & let grown, it is impossible to cut it short at one go. Since the quick ( a soft cuticle in the centre of the nail) also lengthens within the nail.

The quick contains blood vessels and nerves, so it is of paramount importance not to cut through this area of the nail, or it will bleed and cause pain.

  1. Nails that are too long can chip and break, creating a painful condition that needs veterinary attention.
  2. Your dog can easily tear his toenails when playing outside, which can lead to bleeding and extreme pain
  3. Additionally, nails left too long can make standing and moving painful and awkward for your dog.
  4. In extreme situations, the nails can continue to grow until they curl around and become embedded in the paws of your dog’s feet. This condition will require vets intervention wherein the pets have to be sedated to operate out the nail .
  5. In such cases, the pets become aggressive due to extreme pain and often try to bite the person and even the groomer who would try to fix it.

Regular professional maintenance grooming helps to minimise the expenses on medical and also helps to keep a healthy pet at home. It is important to groom your pets from a young age. Grooming your pets at the early stage of their life will prepare your puppy for the close contact that is involved in the grooming process. They will learn that cutting, brushing, and trimming are not harmful or scary in their eyes. Grooming at a young stage also takes care of the nails and does not let them grow big.

“People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”

― Ashly Lorenzana

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