January 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm #62901
Okaay, I’ve read lots of stuff on here about people clipping their dogs’ nails, and it kinda seems like it’s a thing that would definitely be recommended to do.
Er, I’ve never clipped Rafe’s nails. (Or washed him, but that’s a different matter!!)
I don’t think he needs it. If his nails are short (naturally worn down) is there any need to think about trimming them? I can only imagine it’d end up causing them to bleed, and I can’t see a reason why I would…. but so many other people do I’m wondering if I’m missing anything!!
(And he does get hosed down with water… just no shampoo. And I do brush him… Just in case anyone thought he was a poor neglected puppy!)January 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm #85734AnonymousGuest
As long as his nails dont touch the floor when he stands they should be fine, have to do my 2’s as they dont really get much pavement walking, we go most places in the car(spoilt) then straight out onto grass!January 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm #85735SweetypyeMember
It all depends on the individual dog; all mine appear to grow toenails for GB despite lots of road work next to me on the bike.
I also admit to a fetish for short nails I LOATHE long nails so trim every week!January 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm #85736Foxisle_crazyMember
I don’t trim Izzy’s, her nails seem to be naturally short, good job, i can’t stand long claws!January 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm #85737kerrie and stanMember
i only trim stans nails if needed, i check them most weeks to check length and condition but only trim them if needed.January 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm #85738AnonymousGuest
worry not – Rafe is perfect as he is and if it aint broke dont fix it 😀
seriously… his nails are fine – i promise you 🙂 and he dont need shampoo, no reason to.
claire xJanuary 13, 2009 at 7:26 pm #85739.dodger.Member
i don’t do dodgers, we do a lot of pavement walking :yes:January 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm #85740
Cheers!! Nothing like a bit of reassurance that you aren’t cocking it up royally!!
I’ll just leave them as they are then. Phew!January 13, 2009 at 8:29 pm #85741*Nat*Member
Sore subject!! ;D Piper hates having hers done, luckliy they wear down quite well and never get too long, the VN clipped them on Saturday while she was under having stitches in her leg but she even said they weren’t too bad to worry about – just though it was the perfect opportunity to snip off the ends ;DJanuary 13, 2009 at 9:41 pm #85742
yes leave if not needed – you can always post a pic of his nails if your really worried 🙂January 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm #85743AnonymousGuest
suz …. i only felt paws 😉 think they fine !January 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm #85744
im sure they are claire – i will double check in march if rafes mummy wants? :-*January 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm #85745AnonymousGuest
i dont mind having a look but i’m betting they’re black and NO WAY am i doing them if they need it !!!
i have all white nails for a reason lol !!!! 😀 😀 😀January 14, 2009 at 8:15 am #85746
roflol Claire ;D ;DJanuary 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm #85747
I’m pretty sure they don’t need it, to be honest! I just can’t imagine ever needing to with him as they never grow long. Thought I’d ask anyway tho coz the last thing you want is to have got it wrong with your dog because you didn’t ask!
Suz, if you’re planning to come with us it won’t just be his paws you see close up… you’ll see how clean and sparkling white his teeth are as he’s trying to give you a Rafebath with his tongue!! (And I don’t clean those either, but he gets bones and chewy things, and really loves stripping the bark off sticks… he has v clean teeth!)
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