Jonny☺

How do I find the quick/vein in black nails?

My dog has black nails and I want to help him trim it when it gets long. He's the first animal I've ever had with black nails. Any tips on finding the quick/vein? I heard trimming it little by little helps.


Asked by Jonny☺ on Aug 2nd 2010 Tagged nailtrim in Home Grooming
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Pepper

Yes. You had good advise.
Trimming off just the pointed end and not back where the nail gets wider should avoid the quick.

I stopped using clippers years ago and use a Dremel tool instead. I started training them for the file with an emery board. Then I let them get used to hearing the Dremel's sound.

Once in a while the Vet cuts nails and I smooth the edges with a file. I have wood floors so I try to keep them nice....try.


Pepper answered on 8/2/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Dunkin

I am going to second the dremel tool. After you get the dog used to it their is less chance of causing problems by cutting off to much.


Dunkin answered on 8/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer