The Importance of Trimming Nails

diagram explaining the kwik in a dogs nail and how to properly trim the nail

It is so very important to keep your dog’s nails trimmed, especially as a developing puppy.  Untrimmed long nails can lead to improper development of the paw and toes, resulting in flat, splayed toes and weak pasterns.

Keep your dog’s nails cut right to the kwik (the pink blood supply in the nail).

Tip – the longer you let your pets nails get, the longer the kwik gets.  Keep the kwik trained back.

The result will be beautiful tight paws and uninhibited movement with no discomfort.

The side by side picture and illustration below show the effects long, unkempt nails have on a dogs posture and bone structure. There is no doubt this causes discomfort to your dog.