Nail Clipping for Dogs & Cats
Why Nail Clipping is necessary?
- Without regular care, a cat’s claws can grow into the pads of their feet causing pain, infection and lameness, a particular problem for older cats.
- Well-trimmed claws are also less likely to damage people, other pets, clothing and furniture.
- Dogs with short nails make less noise walking across hardwood floors and are less likely to get a nail caught or broken when out running.If the nails are not cut on a regular and periodic basis, the ‘quick’ will grow as well,”
- The quick is the internal part of the nail, made up of the nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue. “If you keep the nails short with regular trimming, the quick will also remain short”. This will allow you to keep the nails short more easily without cutting into the quick.