Friday, February 27, 2009

Pretty Pads

Unlike cats, dogs do not groom themselves so it is our responsibility as pet owners to do the grooming for them. This ranges from giving them a daily brush, to trimming their nails. Dog’s nails should be kept short so as to prevent the rather uncomfortable situation where the nails grow into the footpad. This can fester and cause horrible infections, which, if not treated, can spread and cause illness. Thus when trimming your pets nails, be careful to avoid the ‘quick’ which is the nerve endings in the nails and can be easily spotted when you trim them. Take off the sharp tips and remember that the more often you do your pooches manicure, the shorter the nails will get.