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Is it too soon to clip my baby's nails..or should I say very sharp claws?

Her nails are like needles and they get stuck everywhere. I am afraid shes going to get hurt trying to pull it out from wherever she is stuck. We all have scratch marks on us that she doesnt mean to put there. (This, and the fact that my couches are getting shred marks because she tries very very stubbornly to get on them).

Is it too soon and if not, how would I go about doing this? I used to clip my big dog's very hard nails myself but these little fragile weapons are another story.
 

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I wouldn't see anything wrong with it. Just if you can take her to a groomer. You don't want her little nails to grow into her skin. I have a big dog too, but his keep filed down naturally cause he is outside all the time.
 

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I did mine! The sooner the better to get them use to it. I take mine to have theirs done as it is someone other than myself doing something to them.
 

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Maybe you can use cat clippers, or I used my nail clipper on the babies nails. Just be careful of the quick. If the nails are white, you have no problem seeing the quick, but if the nails are dark, then you need to take off a tiny amount at a time. Good luck. Sue
 

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Thank you! I wasnt sure if it was "allowed" to cut them so soon. I cant take her to a groomer just yet as she hasnt left the house (still needs some shots).

But I guess I can do it with baby nail clippers and hope she stays still. Her nails are white..and lots of time full of fuzz because they keep getting stuck in the carpet. She walks around and you hear little scratchy sounds because they grasp the rug. Its kind of cute but it probably gets annoying to her having to keep pulling up her feet.
 

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How to Dremel Dog Nails @ DoberDawn.com
This page is kinda long but helpful. I think it's never to early to get your pup use to however you plan on trimming the nails. I use an electric file. It is one I got in beauty school for artificial nails so it's slimmer then a dremmel and more adjustable then Lo/Hi. Bianca lays on her side on my ottoman. She has clear nails so it's easy. Ripley lays upright with her paws hanging off the side, I really only need to do the front nails.
 

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I didn't think she would sit still but she did for a bit. Then, when she was sleeping, I "sneakily" did the rest and she didn't flinch. I used a typical nail file and softly filed the points off. BIG DIFFERENCE. She was climbing all over us when she woke up and there was just fluffy paws and no cat-like scratching. Plus, she runs a lot faster now with no snagging.

thanks everyone!!
 
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