Same here, Jacks nails never been trimmed...LOL, Peanut and Rusty for some reason I have to trim once in a whileKelso and I walk 3-4 miles every day on 60% asphalt.
Consiquently there is no need to clip his nails.
We've been doing this for 3 1/2 years and nothings changed.
I also don't have to trim his foot hair for the same reason.
I didn't want to make a whole new post about this but...
My Shelby's nails are so long, I've tried having her walk in the street to file them down but it's not working. Riley has been to the vet recently and they always cut the nails for us. I've never done it before.
I want to learn how and I have syptic (sp?) powder to stop bleeding from my iguana years ago. Is there a certain brand of nail clippers that are far superior? Also I'm afraid to take her into Petco or Petsmart to do it because she was kinda mean to the vet tech last time we took her in, and I figured I should just learn how so I can do it in the future.
Shelby's nails are very long and I'm scared they will crack and hurt when I cut them. I plan to buy the clippers this afternoon and just take off very smalls amounts about 1 time a week until we get them down to where they need to be.
A few questions:
*Should I soak her feet in hot water before I do it so its eaiser to cut the nail?
*What kind of clippers should I use? Any certain brands you guys prefer?
*Shelby's nails are black so I can see the nerve so is taking off about 1/8 to 1/4 inch 1 a week a good guess to avoid the nerve?
Thanks in advance!