|Barked: Sun Jan 29, '12 11:55pm PST |
|Maya's nails remained like Sanka's and sometimes shorter, all her life - she kept them trimmed herself. If the concrete wasn't doing it, her teeth were. That's how much she hated people touching her paws! If she had to have a nail trimming, she'd chew them down herself. It left things fairly easy for me on that front as it was a huge fight to do much with her paws at all.
Charlie, however, the little beast, his nails grow RAPIDLY and they always get really long really fast. He'll let me do them - with a bit of paw tugging on his part and angry eyes, but he just sulks and gets over it when it's over. That said, I've always had a problem with the quick. His quick can get pretty long with his nails too, so it makes it hard to clip back his nails as much as I'd ideally like them. I need to find a good groomer to help me with getting the quicks to recede and his nails back to a good length without cutting the quick.
The groomshop and daycare I used to work at... The girls there would quick the dogs nails to make them recede quicker! I was absolutely shocked and couldn't help but think that the one girl - whose Yorkie was just a baby and she was already doing that to, would only grow to hate her nail trimmings that much more, the poor girl.
I've seen some terrible nails in there though... One time, my boss - one of the groomers and the owner of the shop, actually had this lady come in because she was going to pupsit her two Shiba's for her. The Shiba's nails were CURLING under their paw pads! And their coats were absolutely terrible. When I commented on it to my boss when the lady was gone, she said that the lady had moved in with her mother after a divorce and the mother hated dogs so the dogs were GATED onto the stairs LANDING(typically a four x four foot space), and were never walked. I was just in complete shock and wanted to have the lady reported then and there. I know her circumstances made things difficult, but her dogs were suffering terribly for it.
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