How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails Without Stress

Trimming paws is not fun. But it’s a necessary, regular thing. Due to Covid-19 taking your pet to the groomers may have fallen a bit by the wayside.

As well as not looking very nice (and potentially ruining your flooring), long claws can make it uncomfortable and awkward for your dog to walk and is one of the top five most common disorders affecting dogs across the U.S.

Why are long claws common?

Getting into the habit of trimming your dog’s claws regularly can be difficult, especially if they don’t enjoy having their paws touched or claws clipped. To make matters worse, many owners are reluctant to clip their dog’s claws because they’re concerned that they might cut into the quick (a blood supply that lies part-way along the middle of claw). Despite these challenges, regularly caring for your dog’s claws is of the utmost importance and will keep their paws healthy and pain free.

You are probably familiar with nail clippers. After all, they have been here for a while. Until recently, nail clippers were the only available option.

Nail clippers were also the safest and most convenient option in the world of trimming dog and cats nails. Until nail grinders appeared.


Many found that nail grinders are more handy, safer, and precise. Grinding also reduces the chances of pain, the appearance of cracks, and then reduces the high chances of uneven pressure. Some nail grinders come inbuilt with a tool that polished dog’s nails and prevents rough edges.

Do Grinding A Dog’s Nails Hurt Them?

Overall, no. One of the main reasons why dog owners switch to grinder form traditional scissors clipping is because they can’t hurt their dog.

To grind dog’s nails you have to put the rotary tool directly onto the dog’s nails. This tool is prone to heat after prolonged use, so it’s recommended that you only hold it on your dog’s nail for a second or two at a time. You will see how you can get dog’s nails much shorter than with clippers. The great thing about grinding is that you are removing only small bits of the nail at a time. Therefore, it’s easy to watch your progress and not to worry about cutting into the quick.

In order to have safe and peacefully grinding it’s important to introduce your dog or cat to this technique and tool properly. Make sure that you take your time and use plenty of love,  encouragement and treats. 

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