Dog Nail Care

In the wild, canines wear the nails off running over rocky and rough terrain or digging.  The nails stay short and blunt.  However, domesticated dogs rarely get the chance for such fun.  Their nails grow long and sharp.

For your safety as well as your dog's health, it is important to trim nails frequently.  If they are left to grow long, they cause discomfort, deform the foot, and can actually cripple your pet. We have seen nails that have grown all of the way under a foot into a full circle and up into the pad of the foot. 

The nails should be cut blunt on the ends. If they are curving, they are too long. If you hear a clicking or tapping sound as your pet walks across a bare floor it’s definitely time for a nail trimming. But it is best not to wait that long - once a month is usually a good rule of thumb for nail trimming. Frequent trimming will also help to move the blood vein (quick) and nerve further back up the nail so that trimming is not painful and does not cause bleeding.

Some pets who will not tolerate nail triming will be comfortable with a nail grinder. However, even this needs some introduction, and grinding can be hazerdous if the hair between the pads or over the sides is too long. Trim those hairs short before grinding the nails.

Learn more about dog nail trimming and how to make it easy HERE


Andis Dog Nail Grinder

AN65880 Andis 2-Speed Dog Nail Grinder

makes trimming nails painless and fast. Using the electric nail grinder is less traumatic. Grind a little bit each day to make retracting the nail painless
Category: Andis Dog Nail Grinder
Price: $45.95 
CO51064 Safari Dog Nail Trimmer

CO51064 Safari Dog Nail Trimmer

is made from the finest quality stainless steel which will give a long-lasting, sharp cutting edge. Vinyl handles for better grip and more comfortable use.
Category: Dog Nail Care
Price: $5.29 
CON25100 ProDog Nail Clippers

CON25100 ProDog Nail Clippers

is a heavy duty nail clipper
especially for medium to large breeds of dogs.
Category: Dog Nail Clipper Trimmer
Price: $6.15 
GIM60001 Gimborn Kwik Stop Dog Styptic Powder

GIM60001 Kwik Stop

is an aid to help stop bleeding caused by clipping nails, docking tails, trimming beaks and minor cuts.
This veterinarian approved formula can be applied with a cotton applicator or finger tip.
Category: Dog Nail Care
Price: $6.29 
MC3478 Quick Finder Pet Nail Clippers

MC3478 Safely clips your dog's nails without cutting the quick,

avoiding pain and bleeding. Sensor on the nail clipper tells you if you are about to cut too close.
Category: Dog Nail Clippers
Price: $29.99 
Millers Forge Heavy Duty Plier Dog Nail Clipper

dog nail clipper MF767 Stainless Steel pliers-type claw clipper

with non-slip handles and a spring for a clean, fast clip. Cut through the toughest nails in a jiffy.
Category: Dog Nail Clipper Trimmer
Price: $17.49 
OSA78129101 Oster Dog Nail Grinder

OSA78129101 Oster's Dog Nail Grinder

makes trimming nails painless and fast. Using the electric nail grinder is less traumatic. Grind a little bit each day to make retracting the nail painless
Category: Dog Nail Grinder Clippers
Price: $45.95 
RES0727 Resco Dog Nail Trimmer
Price: $11.59 
TOM0201 Protecta-Pad Dog Foot Care Cream

TOM0201 Protecta-pad

is an aid in the care and repair of dry, calloused pads
of working & hunting dogs as well as older dogs. Softens calloused areas & increases the pliability of the pad, while maintaining the resiliency consistent with normal healthy tissue.
Category: Dog Foot Paw Care
Price: $6.49