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Old 01-03-2007, 09:08 PM
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I know this question has been asked before, but how often does everyone clip their dogs toenails? I take toby to the vet and everytime they say they are not that long but they look really long to me. I know it hurts them when they get to long so I don't want them to get that way.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:13 PM
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I clip them whenever they get long. Usually you can tell. If they are clicking on the floor when they walk it's time to clip them.
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I clip my chi's toenails whenever I give her a bath, so I'd say once every three to four weeks, but sometimes I have to cut it sooner depending on how long they get. Sometimes they get too long and it gets painful when she jumps on me, so that's another gauge I use too. I don't think you want to let too much time go by in between each toenail cutting session though because that could cause problems potentially.
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:49 PM
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I try to clip mylos wen i think they are getting long but he always flintches and pulls his paw away!! so i cnt always do them all, but he walks on pavement everyday so that helps keep them down a bit too!
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Yea me too...I clip them whenever they get crazy long! haha They dont like them getting cut, so I dont try to do it a lot. If they go to the vet for whatever reason, I get the vet to cut them. Especially Ace since he is a puppy.
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Every 3 - 4 weeks. I got a little soft muzzle for combing sessions that I might have to use when de-shedding. I'll use that soft muzzle for toe-nail clipping if Chico gets feisty, but I do the cutting so fast he generally doesn't pay attention.

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Old 01-04-2007, 02:28 PM
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since its easier to keep them short than it is to clip alot off them if they get too long, i clip my guys nails once a week to once every 2 weeks depending on how their looking, if their looking nice and tindy ill use a small e;lectric nail file instead of clipping just to tidy.
my guys do hate their nails clipped though so i switch days. and do each dog on a different day.
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:24 PM
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hmm i have a small electric filer, never thought of using that maybe he might not mind that as much !!
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