How can I make nail clipping less stressful for my pet?

Gradually acclimate your pet to the process by handling their paws regularly without clipping. During clipping, keep the environment calm and offer treats and praise to create a positive association. If your pet is extremely stressed, consider consulting a...

How can I tell if I’m cutting too close to the quick?

The quick is easier to spot in light-coloured nails as a pink area within the nail. In dark nails, it’s harder to see, so clip in small increments and look for a dark dot to appear at the tip of the nail, which indicates you are nearing the quick. 

What kind of nail clippers should I use for my pet?

For most dogs, scissor-type clippers or guillotine-type clippers are effective. For smaller pets like cats and rabbits, a smaller scissor-type clipper is usually better. Make sure the clippers are sharp and in good condition to avoid splitting the nail.

How often should I clip my pet’s nails?

The frequency of nail clipping can vary depending on the pet’s activity level and nail growth rate, but a good rule of thumb is to clip your pet’s nails every 3 to 4 weeks. Active pets who walk on hard surfaces may naturally wear down their nails and require less...