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Thread: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

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    Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    Ollie's nails grow quite quickly and while I'm pretty good at cutting them I have hit the tip if his quick twice now and hearing him scream in pain from my mistake is hard for me to take. I'm wondering if it would be better to take him to petco and have his nails filed down with an electric nail file instead? What do you all do about your frenchie's nails?
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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    Hi,
    I use my dremel to grind roo's nails. That way they.can be rounded so less scratching my floor. I grind them at least once a week to keep them nice and short. His feet tend to spread if his nails get long.

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    We have Ruggles and Buster's nails clipped at the vets 3 times a year. I walk them on pavement and we have all tile floors so that keeps them from getting too long!

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    We cut Kilo's nails last night, but I feel like they're still way too long.... I was afraid of making him bleed. How do you know where exactly to clip the nail?

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    We use the dremel on Leo's nails. It doesn't seem to bother him.
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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    Hazel would rather have hers Dremeled than cut. You can get a cordless Dremel for about $30 to $35 at Home Depot or Lowes.
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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    I cut Stella's. She's a spaz when I try to do anything but her nails are clear so that makes it a little easier. Her EB brother Tank however, I have to take him to a groomer and hold him up with his legs hanging down so the groomer can cut them while he can't get traction and run away. It's quite a sight! Lol

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    We do both... at Petco for 15.00, they clip and then file the edges for us

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    I take Jax to Petsmart and let them do it. I am too scared to do it myself in fear of cutting the quick and making him cry/bleed. I usually take him in for a "spa" day once a month (bath, nail trim, ear cleaning) and then bring him in between for a nail trim as his nails grow super fast.

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    I got one of Gidget's the last time I did them and now I'm really anxious about doing them again... I was anxious before but worse now. She didn't make a peep but it bled lots. The styptic pencil I had didn't do a darn thing so I made a flour paste and my husband held her for a long time. I did not know about a dremel but... I don't know if I could do that either.

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    Cosette runs when she figures out her nails will be clipped.
    My first Frenchie let me hold her like a baby when I clipped her nails.
    I also nicked Cosette a few weeks ago.
    You'll never have a bad day with a Frenchie in your life!

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    Re: Toe Nails - Clipped or Filed down?

    I just clip mine. I do a lot at work though so I'm comfortable with it. They are also used to it, since I've done it from day one, so that helps.

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