Nail Trim

We are not a full service veterinary clinic. However, our Wellness Clinic services are open to everyone in the community!

Why Trim a Dog's Nails?

Keeping your dog’s nails a sensible length is very important to their health and well-being. Regular trimming can prevent nails from snagging on carpets, curling around and ingrowing, and becoming infected. A dog’s nails are a part of their anatomy and having nails that are too long can alter the way in which your dog moves and carries themself. Over time, these issues with movement can cause significant joint pain and lead to arthritis.

Why Trim a Cat's Nails?

Trimming a cat’s claws every few weeks is an important part of maintaining your pet’s health. Not only does a quick trim protect you, your pet and the rest of your family, it can also save your sofa, curtains and other furniture. Nail trimming is also a fast and effective alternative to declawing, which involves surgical amputation and can cause behavioral and health issues.

Trimming Your Pet's Nails

So why have your pet’s nails trimmed at Pets Alive? Many folks avoid nail trims due to the angst and drama surrounding the event. Your pet might begin fussing and create bad feelings around the procedure. Another common deterrent is that the pet parent might be afraid of “quicking” the pet. This is when the nail is trimmed too far and cuts into the soft cuticle rich in blood vessels and nerves, known as the quick. This is a painful experience for your pet and will cause bleeding.