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Trimming Any Older Nails


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Hey everyone!

 

My Freddie, in his old age of almost 12 years old, doesn't like having his nails trimmed any more. He constantly fights me and often won't lay still. I've tried trimming his nails laying down and standing up, either way he fights me. So I often try to take him to get his nails trimmed. Does anyone have any tips that I could try and use?

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Have you tried using a dremel instead?

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Of course any dog would rather not have its nails done and if they feel free to protest or get up and walk away they will. People will chime in with peanut butter/muzzle tricks which I'm sure work, but what has worked for me is to leash my boy to a door handle so he can't move. Once he realized that he could not walk away, he simply conceded and endured the process without complaint. He now happily lies still without any restraint and allows me to dremel away. If he puts up any resistance I just have someone rub his tummy while I dremel and he is fine.

 

Always dremel, never ever clippers. For those of you without a dremel, get one, install the quarter inch sanding wheel and get to work. Super easy, anyone can do it and you can't hurt the dog if you use common sense. Quick, short strokes to keep the nail from getting hot. Check YouTube for a how to video.

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