Did you know that we include nail trims in all of our grooming packages? You may find yourself wondering, just how important is it? Is a frequent nail trim really necessary?
There are many reasons to have your dog's nails trimmed regularly. The main reason on our list is comfort. Untrimmed nails can cause a dog pain, and hinder the way they move. If left alone, the nails may curl or even force the toes into an awkward angle. In some cases, the nail will also grow back into the paw pad. Ouch! Nobody wants to take a walk on sore paws.
Let's talk a little about the anatomy and growth of a dog's nail. The nail is made up of a hard keratin outer layer, and inside that is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that we call the quick. (If your dog has white nails, you can probably see it!) The quick will bleed if you cut it, so it is essential to know your nails before you bust out the clippers.
Dog nails grow continuously, and the quick is no exception! The quick will grow as long as the nail, which means very long nails can only be trimmed back a little bit at a time. At that point, your dog would require weekly nail trimmings to get them back to an appropriate length.
Activity levels can affect nail length too. Dogs that exercise on concrete are more likely to have nails that are shorter and require less maintenance. Where as dogs that spend a lot of time indoors may have longer nails with higher maintenance needs.
We include nail trims in all of our grooming packages, and we also offer them a la carte. If you find yourself with questions about your dog's nail care, our knowledgeable groomers would be happy to consult with you.
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2411 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
While we provide care for our guests 365 days per year, we are closed for check-in, check-out and grooming services on most major holidays and might have reduced hours the day before a major holiday. Please see our holiday schedule for more information.