I did a little research on the internet and found a few forums saying that others have to cut or grind their dog's nails every other day for the quick to recede. I thought twice a week was a lot, apparently others are more Gung Ho than I am.
As far as cutting his nails today while he was under ... I made an assumption when the vet said they'd cut his nails for free with the teeth cleaning. I thought they were going to do it under sedation. Apparently, I was wrong.
Pawzaddict - My reason for doing it because they are little too long. I hate to admit this, but he sits on my lap in the car and when they are freshly cut, they are rounded. There is no tapping noise when he walks. Within two days, I hear his nails tapping on the concrete and then it hurts on my lap.
I've looked up "proper" nail length (probably for show dogs, which my dog is NOT) and his are a little longer. "Beyond the curve," if that makes sense.
Holly - I don't cut his nails back until they bleed. However, he is a Black & Tan Miniature [email protected]
$$ ... Whoops! I mean ... Pinscher, so his nails are black. Every so often, I get a little too close. For the most part, I've honed my grinding skills so that I'm able to do it without making them bleed.
I was under the impression that if you get close to the quick, without making them bleed, they would still recede. I'm probably wrong again.
I'm going to try trim/grind them every other day and see if that does the trick. Maybe I'll give an update to this in a few weeks.