Dog owners have to put in a lot of effort to keep their dogs healthy, happy and looking good. In addition to feeding and bathing your pet, you will have to trim their nails. You may be tempted to trim your dog’s nails yourself to save a little money, but when looking at the many ways you and your dog can benefit from you allowing a pet groomer to tackle dog nail trimming in Dallas, TX, you may actually change your mind:
- Safer for your dog: Your dog has a blood supply, also known as the quick, in his or her nails that you will have to steer clear of when trimming the nails. Since most pet owners aren’t exactly sure how to avoid this blood supply, they end up cutting it, which can be quite painful for your dog. A groomer will know where this blood supply is and how to trim your dog’s nails without cutting it and harming them.
- Proper grooming supplies: Cutting your dog’s nails shouldn’t be done with just any cutting device. Even with a regular nail clipper, you run the risk of not trimming your dog’s nails to the appropriate size or, again, hitting the blood supply when you do it yourself. Dog groomers will always have the proper grooming supplies, including nail clippers specially made for trimming dogs’ nails that will allow them to get your dog’s nails trimmed down to the perfect size.
- Less stress for you: By now, you may have realized nail trimming is a difficult task to complete. On top of your possibly not knowing how to properly trim your dog’s nails, your dog will likely not make this task easy. An antsy or hyperactive dog who won’t still for a nail trim can stress you out, and this isn’t something that a lot of pet owners want to deal with, which is why they look to professionals for help.
- Less stress for your dog: It is fairly easy for dogs to become stressed or feel uncomfortable. Nail trimming is not something dogs are really interested in letting their owners do, so getting them to relax can be more time consuming than actually trimming their nails. Pet groomers understand how dogs think and how to calm them down when they are excited, scared or anxious, which is helpful when you are trimming a dog’s nails.
- Saves time: Unless you are a pro and know how to get your dog to sit still for a nail trim, it can take you a while to get the job done. If you take your dog to a pet groomer, you will simply have to drop them off and pick them up. Even once you factor in driving to and from the groomer, you may only be taking 30 minutes out of your day instead of hours.
Your dog’s nails need to be maintained and trimmed regularly, so it is important that it is done the right way. Because nails that are too long can be harmful to your dog, as an owner, it is your responsibility to handle this maintenance and trimming. Should you find yourself struggling to decide on whether or not to take your dog to the pet groomer, remember the benefits of doing so and how it can make things easier for you and your dog.
Are you in need of pet nail trimming in Dallas, TX? Contact Ardy’s For Paws (Professional Pet Grooming and Boarding) today to schedule an appointment and avoid the hassle of trimming your dog’s nails yourself.