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Ideas for nail trim #350691
05/24/19 08:08 PM
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SeanRescueMom Offline OP
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One of our neighbors adopted a 1 yr. old dog and said he needs his nails trimmed approx. every 2 wks. but can't afford to keep bringing him to the groomer. I mentioned using a dremel but she said he would be scared of the noise. I then suggested walking him on hard surfaces to wear the nails down. Does anyone have another idea that might help?


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Re: Ideas for nail trim [Re: SeanRescueMom] #350696
05/25/19 01:53 PM
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Work with handling the dogs feet if this isn't already in the program. Then trim the nails at home. If there's protest, do one at a time. If the dog is fine with it, do a couple on each foot the first try. Then make another pass in a few hours or the next day.

Re: Ideas for nail trim [Re: middleofnowhere] #350699
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Thanks, middle, this is their first "adopted" adult dog so I think they're not used to what issues go along with a rescue. Since we have only adopted in the past I try to offer suggestions but I think they're going to have to work through some of these issues themselves. I'll ask if they have tried to gently handle his feet or trim the nails one at a time.


Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: Ideas for nail trim [Re: SeanRescueMom] #350859
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I use a dremel - with appropriate desensitization, they might be able to get the dog used to it - I was able to with Indy.


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