07-25-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Gum
ahhh the dreaded black nails. Yes, my dog has them.
Usually Id take her to the groomers and not even worry about it but money is tight right now and now my dogs nails are getting too long.
Any tips to clip or at least shorten them in the meantime? I don't even really know what instruments to use.
If you can swing it, I'd get a Dremel. It is by far the easiest, and least intrusive ways to cut nails. I just did all three dogs this morning, and it took me under 10 minutes.
Conversely, you can make a DIY Scratchboard and teach your dog to trim their own nails. There is a great group on Facebook called "Nail Maintenance for Dogs" that has a lot of really valuable resources.