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The Best Dog Nail Clippers Are Guillotine Trimmers.

Jul 15, 2008
It is vital to keep a dog's nails trimmed short enough.

If the nails grow too long, many health problems can result, such as bleeding and broken nails and ingrown nails.

Your dog's paws need to be kept in tip top condition as he uses them all the time.

There's an easy way to know if your dog is overdue nail clipping and that is the sound of click-click-click of the nails on hard floors. You can take your dog to a professional groomer for a manicure, or you can do it yourself.

There are a few vital things to bear in mind if you are going to do it yourself.

You need the right equipment and you need to have some knowledge of the anatomy of your dog's paw.

Without these you will have a recipe for disaster on your hands.

Dogs have tough feet but the quick of the nail is still very tender, so you need to have a good idea of the limit of how high to cut. On paler and clear nails the quick is clearly visible by its pink color, it is trickier with dark nails.

Master Grooming Tools Guillotine Nail Clippers are the correct tools for the job too. Safe and efficient clippers, with an ergonomic, plastic handle that is easy to grip and won't slip or wear out your hand. Some dogs find nail clipping stressful, so the ultra sharp blades of the Guillotine Nail Clippers make the cutting as easy and stress-free as possible, even with tough nails.

So you have got your equipment, now let's talk technique.

It is often best to sit with your dog in your lap, holding his paw firmly, but not roughly.

Push on the pad to extend the nail and trim the nail below the quick at a 45 degree angle. Trim only small amounts at a time.

Once the major clipping has been done, taking care not to trim the nails too short, check the edges for jagged or rough edges and tidy.

Really take care when trimming your pet's nails; imagine how vulnerable you would feel with someone cutting your toenails!

Gimborn Kwik Stop Styptic Gel with Benzocaine will stop any bleeding if the worst does happen.

Master Grooming Tools Guillotine Nail Clippers are excellent tools for either home or professional use.

The trimmers are designed with both dog and owner in mind, and come with a lifetime guarantee.

Both dog and owner will be delighted to get a manicure with these safe and effective trimmers.
About the Author
Author Rebecca Foxton can help you give your pet brilliant health with dog nail clippers. Check out her health tips for pet owners, and read her Fortiflora article series on Dog Buffs.
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