How to cut your dog’s toenails yourself
Dogs with long toenails are similar to women wearing high heeled shoes whenever walking or standing and eventually contribute to knee joint injury. Long toenails essentially do the same to dogs by changing the natural alignment of leg bones which connect all the way up to the spine. The adjustment of the way they walk due to excessive long toenails will lead to shoulder pain, hip joint pain or even spiral injury. Your dog cannot cut their own nails, so it is our responsibility to keep maintaining before any injury occur. Remember, Remember that trimming claws is not merely a cosmetic issue, but it is also a health issue.
Cutting it right on darker nails need practice. Try to apply the same technique of cutting light colored nails as mentioned above. The nail in the picture needs to be cut at least half of the nail`s length. (Left: Before, Right: After)
At the end of the day, getting a professional to do the job is always a affordable option.