Q&A: would it hurt a dog to cut their nails with human nail clippers?

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Question by josh: it a dog to cut their nails with human nail clippers?
I have used human nail clippers on my dog before, and she wasnt to scared. then we bought doggie nail clippers and she acts like they hurt when i clip them, and it seems to twist them as i clip?? my friend said it would hurt if you used human nail clippers on them, but i thought it only hurt them when you cut too short.

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Answer by miaugh
Human nail clippers are designed to cut nails that are flat. Dog are made to cut nails that are round as a dog’s nails are shaped. Maybe the dog trimmers you have are defective if it twists the nails–that shouldn’t happen.

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Comments

    • Caylix93
    • October 18, 2012

    lollll i was trying to figure out what it was and then i watched the video and saw it xD haha

    • Mal Doe
    • October 18, 2012

    Human nail clippers are fine. Nothin wrong with them.

    • Madeline
    • October 18, 2012

    i highly DO NOT recommend human nail clippers because the bacteria can hurt the dog or you so i guess you should let the groomer take care of that when it gets its hair cut.

    • bluebonnetgranny
    • October 18, 2012

    If the tip of the nail will fit in a human nail clipper you can use them. If the dogs nails are too large to fit in there you need to use clippers designed for dogs.

    You do have to avoid cutting the nail too short regardless of which clippers you use, just be careful. Have some corn starch close in case you do clip into the quick. The corn starch will clot the blood & can be easily washed off or just let it wear off.

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