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Reilly's Diary: The adventures of Sir Snores-a-Lot

May 4, 2013- Pawdicure at the vet!

May 4th 2013 5:28 pm
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Reilly will let me do anything to him... roll him over, clean his eyes, his ears, his teeth... the only thing he won't let me do is clip his toenails. I can touch and hold his feet, but do his nails? No way, no how. We have tried everything... the "Peticure", calming snacks, instructional videos we found on the 'net. Nothing has worked. He panics, jumps up and runs away.

We don't want him under that stress so we took him to the vet to get it done. He was a good boy and his nails are a nice healthy length now =)

Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

May 4th 2013 at 9:38 pm

I had never had a dog in my life I couldnt clip their nails........ till............. Lucas.

Yep... I did and tried everything (and years of experience!!) I knew.. and no way. The stress it caused was ridiculous.. so.. we used to go to my vet(who is an earth angel). As long as someone held him THERE.. he could be done.

After 4 years of this.. one day out of the blue (whilst clipping Flicka's outside on the deck... I turned,,and started on Lucas ! Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!

A few squirms.. but no real problems.. and we havent looked back. Sometimes we have to just ground a bit if he gets squirmy.. but its done in 5 mins.

The point is.. dont give up.... it may come !!!

Also.. I have to do it outside.. NO WAY will he let me do it inside.
Barked by: Reilly (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2013 at 2:20 pm

NO WAY!!! And he will only let you do it outside? Unbelievable!! I can play with his paws, cut the fur between his paws, tickle his toes, even touch his nails, but not clip them. But now I won't give up! Thanks for the advice!




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