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    Because our bulldogs must live indoors it's real important to remember why we must trim those nails. Most breeds will naturally wear down their nails outside. There's much more than just aesthetic reasons for it. Untrimmed nails can cause huge problems. Broken nails which are extremely painful causing sore feet, legs and hips. Over the long term it can also contribute to the development of arthritis. Bully's walk on their toes like a horse, not on the soles of their feet. Long nails can cause the bully to rock back on their paws which causes strain on the leg assembly and interferes with it's gait. Overweight bully's may find it painful to put their full weight on their feet with overgrown nails which only exacerbates the problem. If you can't do it yourself you can have the vet take care of it or take them to a groomer to have it done. Trimmed nails make for a very happy bully.

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    Good reminder.
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    thanks phil.. I never knew there were so many risks with not trimming nails... I do it so regularly for Meeko as the sound of the nails on laminate flooring drives me crazy lol as soon as it starts tapping loudly I know its time for them to be done again! x
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    Thanks Phil! Bruts just got his trimmed last night at the vet!

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    I've also noticed that if I'm behind on trimming I may see the start of an interdigital cyst coming sometimes. I get em trimmed and it never flares up and goes away. I completely agree about keeping them trimmed!


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    yeah we have mostly hardwood floors in the house and she is always outside but yet her nails are ALWAYS so sharp haha. I swear i have to clip them atleast 3 times a week. (not really but it seems it!) And silly me, I bought an electric filer and didnt trim his nails and im filing them and i kept saying to myself "why are they so long!"........... blonde moment for me!!!


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    Thanks for posting this. Now can you come tell Dooley this. He turns into the spawn of satin when the clippers come out. Its an impossible job for one person

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    treat, cut, treat, cut, treat, cut cut treat, cut, treat, file, treat, file…etc

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    Thanks Phil! I don't like trimming the Divas nails because I did once and cut the quick and she bled and bled and it FREAKED ME OUT. She gets hers done at the groomers! I think her nails could be even shorter and I definitely want to trim them down more since they walk on their toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilemari View Post
    treat, cut, treat, cut, treat, cut cut treat, cut, treat, file, treat, file…etc
    When your Bully dose not want a treat of any kind, you know its bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    When your Bully dose not want a treat of any kind, you know its bad.
    Yeah it takes time to build up to cutting all nails in one season


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