How to cut off nails to a dog

How to cut off nails to a dog

The owner of dogs it is necessary to know that untrimmed claws can cause a great deal of trouble to your pet. Such claws can start being turned and grow into soft tissues of paws and, as a result, to become the infection reason. At dogs with the long raw claws gait and coordination that is broken, in turn, can lead to an overload of joints of paws and even to dislocation. It is recommended to cut off nails to a dog at least once a month.

It is required to you

- kogterezka;
- disinfecting solution;
- wadded disks;
- largely abrasive file;
- styptic means

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Choose and get the tool for a hairstyle of claws

For a hairstyle of claws at dogs it is recommended to use the special tool, acquired in veterinary shops. Can be Kogterezki in the form of a guillotine or in the form of scissors. Scissors are recommended to be used for a hairstyle of claws of dogs of small breeds or puppies. The guillotine will be suitable for animals with rigid and thick claws. Pay attention to sharpening of the tool and to that, its handles are how convenient.

It is necessary to remember that to use cuticle scissors for a hairstyle of claws it is absolutely inadmissible. Using the similar tool you can damage and bend a nail plate of an animal.


Carefully wash up paws of a dog and disinfect them special solution. It will allow to avoid hit of an infection in case of cuts.


Depending on the size of a dog, seat her on a floor or take on hands. Try to define where the kogtevy bed - sensitive fabric with blood vessels settles down. If at your dog white claws, you are able easily to define it on color. The dead part of a nail will be white, and a kogtevy thin skin - pink. If at a dog black claws it is possible to try to light on them a lamp or a small lamp to consider an arrangement of a blood vessel.


Accurately cut off a nail of a dog, trying not to damage a kogtevy bed. It is recommended to cut off a nail small slices, at an angle in 45 degrees. After every time attentively examine a claw.


If you touched a blood vessel, process a nail styptic means and apply to it a wadded disk.


Accurately file the acute angles of a claw formed after a hairstyle by means of a special file.