How to Trim Your Dog’s Toe Nails Safely

Tools you will need:

  • Nail Clippers – there are several styles of dog nail clippers on the market including a guillotine-style nail clipper (easiest to use, especially for small breeds), pliers-style nail clipper (better for larger breeds), and a scissors-type nail clipper.
  • Treats – having some treats on hand to reward your dog after each nail is a good idea to make the experience more positive, for your dog and for you.
  • Styptic Powder or Other Clotting Powder – just in case you cut too short and there’s bleeding. Baking soda, baking flour and cornstarch also work if you’re in a bind.
  • Read more information: How to Clip Dog Nails 

Nail trimming in dogs can be done simply and safely if you know how.