How Often Should You Get Your Dog’s Nails Trimmed?

How Often Should You Get Your Dog’s Nails Trimmed?

Keeping your pet’s nails trimmed is one of many important responsibilities that come with pet ownership. There are some situations (such as running on pavement or other hard surfaces) where dogs are able to wear down their nails without help. However, it is much more common for our pets to spend the majority of their time inside or running on grassy surfaces. These are the situations when your pet will need help keeping their nails trimmed down to the correct length.

Trimming your pet’s nails is important for multiple reasons. Nails that are left alone to continue growing can become uncomfortable for your pet and even cause serious pain. On top of the discomfort from long nails, your pet’s coordination and ability to walk could also be affected.

Long nails also may get torn off by getting caught in common household items like carpets or furniture. Having a nail torn off may cause serious injury that could require a visit to the vet which is why its better to check a mobile pet groomers prices.

How do you tell if your dog needs his nails trimmed?

How often should you trim your pet’s nails? This answer heavily depends on your pet’s age and activity level.

Puppies Require Nail Trimming More Often Than Older Dogs.

Puppies will need more frequent nail trimming because their nails grow at a faster rate than an adult dog’s nails would. It is best to keep up with frequent trimming for puppies, sometimes as often as every week. There are multiple benefits of frequent trimming for puppies.

If you are fortunate enough to have never been scratched by a puppy, let us tell you that those tiny nails grow to be very sharp! Another benefit of frequent trimming for puppies is that they are able to get used to the process while they are young and it will be much less stressful for them as they grow older.

Your Pets Activity Level Matters

Activity level is another factor that affects the frequency that your pet’s nails will need trimming.  Dogs that are able to walk on pavement might not need frequent trims as they are able to wear their nails down naturally. On the other hand, dogs that do most of their running on grass or dirt will need more frequent trimming because those surfaces do not wear the nails down. These situations may call for bi-weekly or monthly nail trims. A good rule of thumb for when to trim your pet’s nails is when they are just about to touch the ground when walking.

If you can hear your pet’s nails hitting the ground or getting snagged on carpet, it is time to give Purfect Paws Mobile Pet Grooming a call!

At Purfect Paws Mobile Pet Grooming, we are committed to keeping pets happy and healthy. We provide mobile pet grooming that includes dog and cat nail trimming services. By using trimming equipment specially designed for pets, we are able to safely trim the nails of small and large dogs as well as cats. In addition to trimming the nails, we will file the nail down to smooth out any rough edges. We even provide nail polish for that special occasion!

When you notice the sound of your pet’s nails on the floor, contact us. We will make sure to keep your furry family member feeling comfortable and happy, as well as remove the stress of nail trimming from you!