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    Default FAQ: Do you cut your bulldogs nails?

    Keeping the FAQ going.
    In the uk we don't have pet smart and the like to cut our pups nails. I could be wrong but I think 99% do it out selfs.
    White nails are easy to cut as you can see where to cut off
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    Has anyone got tips for cutting black nails

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    @JeannieCO might... I think there is a video on the site somewhere. I take my guys to the vet office and the techs do them.
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    I'm always afraid to do it because I don't want to cut too close…

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    Default Re: Cutting nails

    @jimmyjj pets at home (the ones with vets will do it x also mobile groomers if you dont want to attempt it yourself

    Basicly you do small cuts if you cant see quick until the texture of the nail inside starts to change. You will see the outside ‘shell’ of the nail appear and you will see the texture inside change to a more ’meaty’ kind of texture. When you see the bottom of the nail change to a darker colour and/or a white circle appear in the nail you need to stop as this is the quick
    I also cut dark nails dogs more often or walk them more to save my time and sanity cutting them :-)
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    I use clippers to cut most of the nails off. Then I follow up with a Dremel to smooth out the sharp edges and get them back a little farther.

    Note that if you use a Dremel you should do it in short spurts. The nail will get too hot if you hold it on there for too long.

    The best thing about the Dremel is that you can get back pretty far without cutting the quik. If you hit it they will pull away so you know it's time to stop too.

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    I flip Vegas on his back. I clip the hollow spot only. Or the grown out area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    I use clippers to cut most of the nails off. Then I follow up with a Dremel to smooth out the sharp edges and get them back a little farther.

    Note that if you use a Dremel you should do it in short spurts. The nail will get too hot if you hold it on there for too long.

    The best thing about the Dremel is that you can get back pretty far without cutting the quik. If you hit it they will pull away so you know it's time to stop too.

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    Default Re: Cutting nails

    My last bully, Annie, absolutely loved for me to file her nails with the Pedi Paw grinder! I would say, "Annie, let's do your nails!" and she would run to me as fast as she could. She was such a girly girl! Now I have Winnie (5 months old) who isn't afraid of the grinder, she just doesn't want it touching her nails. I will keep trying to get her comfortable with it though, because she screams like a stuck pig when they clip her nails at the vet's office. The grinder is really nice if you can get your dog to tolerate it.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Do you cut your bulldogs nails?

    I have a guillotine type clipper. Harvey does not appreciate those. I have since moved on to dremel #7300 - that is very efficient at $25. You do it is small spurts so there is small chance of hitting the quick. If you do, it is going to be a slight bleeding/injury.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Do you cut your bulldogs nails?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjj View Post
    Keeping the FAQ going. In the uk we don't have pet smart and the like to cut our pups nails. I could be wrong but I think 99% do it out selfs. White nails are easy to cut as you can see where to cut off However Has anyone got tips for cutting black nails
    Just nip the tip! I cut Goob's nails once a week and he has black nails. I sit on the floor with my legs together and straight out in front of me. I flip Goob over on his back and hold him...kind of like if you were to give him the Heimlich maneuver. Then I grab one paw at a time and clip. Clip little by little. Make sure the clippers are directed the correct way. I don't mean to sound insensitive but don't worry too much if you clip one too short and see a little blood. It won't bleed much and then you'll be able to see how short is too short and you can stay away from that length in the future. If you clip it and look at the nail, there almost looks like there is a soft spot in the middle and it looks almost clear. If it turns pink...you're cutting it too short. The first few weeks, I just cut his nails a little at a time over the course of 3 days. Just be patient. You might think..."oh, I can go shorter" but don't over estimate it. Clip little by little...I guess that's my best advice. I'm glad I cut his nails bc it saves me ten bucks a week!!! I'm cheap

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    Default Re: FAQ: Do you cut your bulldogs nails?

    Yes, $20.00 every two-three weeks. Works great.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Do you cut your bulldogs nails?

    I use a Dremel on Mabel. She lies on her back and lets me do anything! One paw is white, one has black nails, and the other two are mixed. I hate doing the black ones.




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