Greyhound Dog Nail Care
It is a good idea trim your dog nails every two weeks to once a month. If you let it go too long their paws will end in bear claws and this can ruin the Greyhound’s feet by causing them to splay and this causes the dog a lot of discomfort. In the worse case scenario lameness can occur.
If you can hear the nails hitting the floor when they walk their nails are too long. When your dog is standing the nails should not hit the floor. When it comes to attending to Greyhound dog nail care it is a good idea to start handling their feet daily when they are young to get them used to it. X-racers will be used to it because their feet are a big concern in Greyhound care.
To clip them use a guillotine type nail clipper, they usually have a guard on them that stops you from cutting too far. You only want to clip the tips, cut the tips to the core being careful not to cut further or you will hit the quick. This will cause bleeding and pain. If this happens use styptic powder to stop the bleeding or hold the nail to a wet tea bag. It is easiest to cut the nails with the foot held behind the dog, so you can see the bottom of the paws there you can see where the core or quick ends more easily.
To make Greyhound dog nail care a more enjoyable experience always have a bribe ready to reward your dog after each nail clipping session. This will go far in their willingness to comply the next time.
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