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Video:Clipping Your Dog's Nails

with Armando Orozco

Is your dog in need of a manicure? Save a trip to the veterinarian or dog groomer by clipping your dog's nails at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:Clipping Your Dog's Nails

Hello, my name is Armando Orozco for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to clip your dog's nails.

Tools Needed

The first tool that you are going to use is the nail clipper. It's also very important and it can help you a lot to have a leash on your dog so the dog won't run away. We know that a lot of dogs hate to get their nails clipped, so we're going to teach you how to hold and clip the dogs nails at the same time.

Parts of a Dog's Nail

It's good to know that the dog's nails have two parts: the nail and the live part. If you cut too deep, the dog's going to start bleeding and they're going to hate it, so be careful when you do it.

In this case we're going to show you where you have to clip the nail. As you can see, the nail starts growing out of the light part here, so that's where you want to clip the nail.

Control Your Dog, Then Clip

The best way to hold your dog is to grab the leg and with the paw all the way up so then you can see where you have to cut it, just go like that, nail by nail.

Don't use regular nail clippers because they're not going to work and that can really hurt your dog. If you are afraid to cut your dog's nails, the best thing is to do it with your vet or dog groomer.

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