How to Clip Your Shih Tzu’s Nails

by Hi, I’m Sadie Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is an AKC registered dog breed. The following article reviews the breed. Many people ask how often a Shih Tzu’s nails should be cut. I would recommend your Shih Tzu’s nails be cut every four to six weeks, depending on how fast they grow. Some owners cut […]

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Save Money by Trimming Your Dog’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG Q. Our 7-year-old Harrier has very thick, hard nails. The groomer uses a nail clipper and follows with a grinding tool on her nails. Since we are currently financially challenged, I am interested in grooming our dog’s nails myself. Can you please give me explicit directions on how to properly use a […]

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Trimming a Dachshund’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG | Posted: February 29, 2012, 9 a.m. EST Q. I have a Miniature Dachshund. I cut her nails myself. They have been somewhat neglected, but not terribly neglected. They are not so long as to cause her discomfort, but to the eye I can tell they are too long and they […]

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How to Trim Dog Nails

By Kathy Salzberg | Posted: December 4, 2012, 8 a.m. Trimming your dog’s nails is a necessary chore and should be done every three or four weeks.  You can do it yourself or have a groomer or vet clip your dog’s nails for you. Most groomers will be happy to show you how it’s done and it might be […]

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Clipping a Fussy Dog’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG | Posted: December 12, 2008, 4 p.m. EST Q. I have a female Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel–Poodle mix). She hates having anything done to her feet so I can’t cut her nails. I actually took some grooming classes and whenever I even get the clipper near her nails, she bites. Any suggestions? […]

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Dog’s Ingrown Toenail

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG Q. I own a Yorkshire Terrier who weighs in at 2.3 pounds. She is 1 ½ years old. I have been taking her to the same groomer since I got her at six weeks of age. She goes to the groomer every other week —she has a better beauty regimen than I […]

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Q&A: How do I cut my dogs nails?

Question by Jones: How do I cut my dogs nails? Originally I bought one of those electronic dog nail trimmers (or nail filer it should be) but she was afraid of those and ran away. So I went and bought a traditional dog nail clipper to try to cut her nails, cause they’re too long […]

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Q&A: Should we really be allowing a pet store owner to cut our Chihuahua’s nails?

Question by MINT~ie: Should we really be allowing a pet store owner to cut our Chihuahua’s nails? We got him from that guy,sadly. Anyway,my parents don’t want to use dog nail clippers because they’re scared they may hurt him. I told them to try and file them,but nope. ? I’m unsure if he knows,actually. He […]

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

Question by josh: would it hurt 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 […]

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Article: Dog Nail Clippers

Trimming your dog’s nails with a traditional nail clipper can put too much stress on their nail, leaving them sharp and jagged, and sometimes inflicting pain to your dog. Recently a new product has come out which makes it easier and safer to keep your pets nail short and smooth. First came the inexpensive PediPaws, […]

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