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Wordless Wednesday – Dog Nail Trimming for Fuzzy Paws

August 14, 2013
Pierson's Fuzzy Paws 3

The best part about trimming dog nails is that I get to play with these cute fuzzy paws!

On Saturday I asked about trimming the long hair on Pierson’s paws. I listed what I thought were some pros and cons. After doing more research and reading your comments, I’ve decided it is not necessary to trim Pierson’s hair on his paws. I play with his feet often and have never noticed any mats or debris. I will always keep an eye out and reconsider if things change.

I do, however, think it is necessary to keep up with trimming his toenails. Maya’s too. Since Maya and Pierson are primarily indoor dogs, I trim their toenails every week almost every week. Thankfully, I have the best dogs ever when it comes to dog nail trimming, and even with teeth brushing. Here are some pictures:

My Dog Likes Belly Rubs

Pierson likes to lie down while I cut his toenails. It gives him the perfect opportunity to solicit more belly rubs.

Trimming Black Dog Nails

Pierson’s nails are black. Since I’ve had years of practice with cutting my dog Sephi’s black toenails, cutting Pierson’s black nails is very easy for me.

Don't Cut Dog Nail Too Short

I have never accidentally cut Pierson’s toenails too short.

Good Dog Getting Toenails Trimmed

Pierson is very cooperative when I cut his nails. It takes about 30 seconds or less per foot.

Close-Up of Dog Paw Toenails

Maya likes to sit or stand while I cut her toenails.

Close-Up of Dog Paw Clear Toenails

You’d think because Maya’s toenails are clear that trimming her nails would be easier. It’s not. I’ve accidentally cut too short four times in her six years of life. 😦

Dog Toothbrush Toothpaste

Pierson eats poop left by the wild rabbits living under our shed so I have to brush his teeth every day.

Dog Pierson Licking Toothbrush

Pierson is also very good about getting his teeth brushed. He actually likes the taste of the toothpaste.

Brush Your Dog's Teeth

Maya has great teeth. I don’t need to brush her teeth as often as I brush Pierson’s.

Maya and Pierson say best thing about dog nail trimming is the treats they get afterward! πŸ™‚

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