I have been cutting my dog's nails on my own but recently I cut them and one of them started bleeding. Should I continue doing them myself or should the groomer do them professionally? Help! — Kristina W.
Great question! Bleeding nails can be a little tricky. We checked in with veterinarian Krista Magnifico and this is her advice:
At my clinic we instruct owners on how to cut nails in clinic demos. We show them how to hold their dog, and how to safely trim the nails. We do a few nails while they hold and then we switch jobs. We also welcome them to come back at anytime if they have questions or need more assistance. I wrote a blog on proper nail trimming here. Be prepared for a bleeder. They happen to all of us. Don't let one accidental quick cut thwart you from doing them the next time. (Get back on that horse even if you fall off). You can do it!