Q&A: Can I cut my dog’s nails with regular toe nail clippers?

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Question by MyDogCliff15: Can I cut my dog’s nails with regular toe clippers?
My dogs nail are really long and I don’t have the money to get clippers or take her to get clipped. I was wonder if I could take regular clippers that I use ot be very careful and trim her nails down little by little until they are a good size. And please don’t yell at me if I can’t! I just wanted to know.

Best answer:

Answer by Brad
Yes, that’s what I do, just make sure your careful with not cutting them too close to the vain of the nail.

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    • Jackie
    • September 7, 2012

    If your dog is big you’re eventually going to need to get clippers for her. If you let the nails grow too long, the quick also grows long, and it’ll be difficult to clip her nails without cutting them too short. Clippers are only a few bucks online, so forgo a couple of fast food meals and take care of your dog properly! =)

    • Julie D.
    • September 7, 2012

    If the dog is a small dog and the nail fits, go for it.

    • XaXemoXlalabyeX
    • September 7, 2012

    or you can use pliers

    • Sharkyyy Buddie
    • September 7, 2012

    Well you can, but you need to be extremely carefully because you might hurt the dogs nail, just be careful when you do it!(:

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