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Dog Paw Health Tips: 7 Things You Need To Know

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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.

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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.

Written by Flo

I am a writer and pet lover living in the Pacific Northwest. I own 2 cats, Bella and Junior, and they are adorable :) I have been an animal advocate and human companion for several dozen animals over the years. I have raised Cockatiels, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, and a tortoise. Writing is my second passion and writing for Funny Pet Stop is a fantastic match for me.

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