Trimming your dog’s nails can be tricky especially if you are doing it by yourself at home. You have to be very careful while trimming your dog’s nails to avoid hurting them. If the fear of hurting your dog is keeping you from trimming your dog’s nails then you may want to consider using a nail grinder instead of a clipper to trim your dog’s nails.
WHAT IS A NAIL GRINDER?
A nail grinder is a grooming tool that uses high-speed grinders to gradually grind down your dog’s nails. They are a less stressful way to trim your dog’s nails.
BENEFITS OF USING A NAIL GRINDER
1. Avoids Injury:
Dogs’ nails are made up of two parts, the white nail and the ‘quick’ which is the pink area that contains the nerves and the blood vessels. When you use a clipper there could be a risk of trimming too close to the ‘quick’ which causes bleeding. Using a nail grinder can help prevent such injury as it gradually grinds down the length of your dog’s nail.
2. Good for Anxious Dogs:
Dogs are not comfortable with getting their nails trimmed. If your dog has had a bad experience with clippers in the past and has got hurt then he might get anxious when you use a clipper to trim its nails. When you use a grinder, you can ensure that you avoid cutting the ‘quick’ area of the nail and prevent any hurt to your dog.
3. Easy to Handle:
If you are a new pet owner then you will find it easier to use a nail grinder for trimming your dog’s nails. When you use a nail clipper you have to be very careful while you trim your dog’s nails or else you may hurt your dog. Nail grinders are comparatively easier to handle and use.
4. Great for Thick Nails:
You may find it difficult to clip your dog’s nails with a clipper if they are too thick. In that case, the nail grinder is very helpful as it will grind down even thick nails.
5. Smoother Nails:
A nail grinder gives a smooth edge to your dog’s nails. This helps your dog as it prevents their nails from getting caught in carpets or other furniture. It will also help you especially if your dog tends to jump up on you because smooth nails don’t cause as many scratches as compared to sharp nails.
Thank you for reading. Have you ever used a nail grinder to trim your dog’s nails? Do let us know.