Keep nails trimmed
Nails do more than just scratch up your floor and furniture and help your pooch dig holes in the backyard.
They are an important part of your pup’s paw health.
First off, your dog’s nails are a bit different than yours.
It is possible if you cut them too short, to hit the nail’s blood supply.
Over-trimming nails can be messy for you and painfully unpleasant for your dog.
Nails also help to protect the pads of your dog’s paws.
Perhaps most importantly, they also help your dog with traction on slippery surfaces.
All of these things means that keeping your dog’s nails trimmed is important, and can have a far-reaching impact on your pet’s health.
How often you need to cut nails will depend on the dog and how active it is.
A good rule of thumb is once a month, however.