How To Actually Cut Your Dogs Nails Correctly
Steps: How to Cut Your Dog's Nails
1) Hold your dog’s foot steady, and gently.
2) Then snip off a small bit off the end of each of his toenails.
3) Place a small tip of the nail in the clipper and snip. If the dog’s nail feels kind of spongy while you’re trying to cut it, stop immediately because you are probably cutting into the quick (a nerve that can lead to bleeding and pain if the nail is cut too short). Stop any bleeding immediately.
4) If you do cut the quick you’ll have an unhappy dog and he will need a treat while you clean up the bleeding. The quick can bleed quite a bit, so you will either need a nail cauterizer which will stop the bleeding. Some styptic powder can also be applied using a cotton swab.
5) If you use a nail grinder rather than clippers, use the same method - hold your dog’s foot, turn on the grinder, and grind a little of each nail.