Friday, 8 April 2016

Cutting their nails

Like some pet owners, I have a hard time whenever it is time to cut their nails. We did not introduce them slowly to nail clippers when they were younger. Its always good for first time owners to research online before attempting to do something. I use nail clippers made for dogs, for Skye and nail clippers made for humans, for Luna.

For Luna, I try to cut her nails when she is sleeping. (on my table when Im using my laptop) This is the only time she will not put up a fuss. However, I can only cut one nail at a time using this method as she always wakes up after one clip. If not, I have to get my sister to hold her while I cut Luna's nails. Usually involves lots of struggling, and loose fur all over my arms when I'm done. Front paw nails are also a lot harder to cut since she struggles more when the clippers are closer to her face.

For Skye, it is impossible to get her while she is asleep as she wakes up at the slightest noise. In her case, either my mom or dad will hold her while someone else clips Skye's nails. Lots of squirming too.

I actually tried using an electric nail grinder before, but the sound was so loud and uncomfortable for Skye. She did not allow me to put that anywhere near her paws. (I think the brand was PediPaws)

Check out these websites for more information!

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/trimming-your-dogs-toenails/
http://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/cat-nail-clipping-care

Lastly, NEVER EVER declaw an animal!


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