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Can Dog Nails Be Cut With Human Clippers?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 6, 2022

Human nail clippers can be used to clip your pup’s nails, but it becomes much more difficult to do this effectively as they grow. Your adult dog’s nails will likely need to be clipped with a special tool.

How can I cut my dog’s nails without clippers?

There are alternatives to using nail clippers to trim your dog’s nails, including nail files and Dremel tools. Dogs that are active outside and are often on hard terrain or able to dig often do not need to trim their nails as often as dogs that are not exercised.

How do you cut a dog’s nails with clippers?

Can I use a human nail file on my dog?

Dangers of Nail Clipping in Dogs

Even if you have a very small pet, metal emery boards and nail files designed for humans are not strong enough to even use a dog’s nails to file.

What happens if you never cut your dog’s nails?

Long nails can turn a healthy paw into a splayed foot and reduce traction, and over time can lead to deformed feet and tendon injuries. When the long nail hits the ground, the pressure exerts force on the foot and leg structure.

Is it better to clip or grind dog nails?

Nail trimmer:

It’s quiet and less likely to startle a dog than the hum of the grinder. It’s faster, so the process is fast. This works best if you have a dog that doesn’t sit still for long.

How can I cut my dog’s nails at home?

How do you naturally clip a dog’s nails?

References:

  1. https://wagwalking.com/grooming/trim-a-dogs-nails-without-clippers
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sisprxhsc6I
  3. https://animalcarecentersmyrna.com/4-reasons-to-file-not-clip-your-dogs-nails/
  4. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/nail-neglect-can-lead-to-health-problems-for-your-dog/
  5. https://www.metlifepetinsurance.com/blog/pet-health/what-is-the-difference-between-trimming-and-grinding-a-dog-s-nails/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IVOX8y8UZM
  7. https://iheartdogs.com/inventive-ways-to-avoid-having-to-trim-your-dogs-nails/

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