How do you keep the nail trimmers sharp and clean?FamilyPet
Keeping a dog’s nails short and well taken care of is important for a dog’s overall health. Long nails can break easily, cause pain and discomfort, and even contribute to arthritis. To keep your dog’s nails in good shape, you’ll need to trim them regularly with a nail clipper specifically designed for dog’s nails. You can do this at home, or take your dog to a groomer or veterinarian to have his nails trimmed.
If you are trimming your dog’s nails at home, choose a style nail trimmer that you are comfortable with and that is appropriate for your dog’s size and nail type. A sturdy, sharp, clean nail trimmer will get the job done without much hassle or pain to your dog’s nails or paws. On the other hand, a dull, rusty or dirty nail trimmer could fracture your dog’s nails when trimming, cause pain, produce uneven cuts, and leave your dog in discomfort.
Many nail trimmers have blades that can either be replaced or sharpened regularly. Be sure to sharpen your dog’s nail trimmers about once a month so that the cuts are done quickly and effectively. You should also sterilize the nail trimmers regularly, especially if you are trimming close to the quick, to prevent infection.