Nail clipping should be a part of your dog's regular healthcare routine. It is especially important for elderly and indoor pets who do not have the opportunity to wear their nails down naturally. The requirement for nail trimming can vary depending on breed, age, level of exercise and the environment in which your dog is kept.
Cats also require nail clipping, with the frequency depending on their lifestyle. Indoor-only cats will need more regular nail trims whereas outdoor cats may naturally wear their nails and require less frequent trimming. Some outdoor cats nails should not be trimmed unless they cause issues, as they are used to climb and for protection.
We also provide nail trims for our exotic patients including rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.
What happens if my pet’s nails get too long?
If pet's nails are allowed to over grow, they can split, break or bleed, causing soreness or infection in your pet’s feet and toes. Long nails can also get caught and tear, or overgrow into their paw pads. Nails that are too long can cause your pet a lot of discomfort, which sometimes can be overlooked.
We offer complementary nail trims if you are able to hold your pet for our vet nurses. If your pet requires another nurse to help there is a small charge. Please call the clinic on 93411200 to make an appointment to have your pet's nails checked and trimmed.