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Just wondering how often everyone trims their Chi's nails?? As soon as Adam and Hannah could walk a decent length their nails seemed to wear down naturally. Even Heidi who is only 4Ibs seems to be wearing hers down now she can walk abit farther.
I know alot of people have to trim their Chi's and Im wondering why? Is it coz they are walking on a different surface or do some just grow nails quicker then others?
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I only have to trim Jacks nails once every month, sometimes almost two before they seem long enough to cut. They seem to grow so slow. But Venus are horrible. They're much thicker than Jacks, and I have to trim them down almost every week they grow so fast.
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usually every 4-6 weeks
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During the winter it seems I have to trim my pups nails once every 1-2 weeks. We have harsh winters so walking them regularly isn't an option. (we do on unusually warm days which has happened maybe 4-5 days since end of November) During the warmer months when they're able to be walked on a regular basis - we'll trim more like every 4-6 weeks. Walking does make a big difference for sure....
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I do my babies every month depending on their length
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My sibe wears his down naturally and I rarely have to file his nails. The only thing I need to do with his are file the dew claws once every 2-3 months.

My chi on the other hand needs frequent filing. She walks the same amount as my husky on concrete yet hers never file naturally so I end up having to file her nails about once a month.
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I'm kind of OCD about long nails. I hate that look of the pointy claws coming off their feet. Ugh. It bugs me. I LOVE nice short stubby nails. So Brody's nail are ground with a dremel every Sunday. They are always nice and short and don't scratch if he jumps up on you.

It takes less than a minute to do all of them. About 2 seconds per nail and we are done. Quick and easy and his nails always look great. And since it's a dremel tool, there's never any rough edges, uneven nails, or bleeding.

I'd never go back to regular clippers.
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