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Why dogs run when you try to trim his nails

So why dogs run when you try to trim his nails. Dogs are goofy they always try to do goofy things especially when trimming nails. Personal i get so much tired when  trim my dogs nails. And i did some research why they do this. So let me explain what i found to you guys. We all know how important it is to trim our dog’s nails. It helps protect our floors and sometimes our skin, and it’s good for dogs, too. The nails can become too long and curl against the dog’s skin, which can be uncomfortable. Dogs can tire them out in the wild, but in our living room they need a little help from us. The lugs on the sides of the feet don’t touch the ground at all and definitely need trimming. All dog owners know this, but why don’t dogs.

Many dogs hate having their nails trimmed and owners want to know why. It may be helpful to study the anatomy of the nail. Dog nails are very similar to our fingernails, except it’s obvious which part is our nail and which part is our finger (the nerve part). In dogs, the nails resemble those of the hands and feet. The interior looks more like our pink nail bed. The nerves are inside. When cutting, you should only cut the outer layer of the cuticle, avoiding the nerves. It’s hard to see the different parts, especially if the nails are black, but trust me, they all have nerves called snap nerves that hurt when cut.

Why dogs run when you try to trim his nails – Pain

Pain is the number one reason dogs hate having their nails trimmed. If your dog has ever been cut too close, he’ll remember it. Nature provides pain as a defense, and if there is damage, animals must learn to avoid or even fight it. It is a survival instinct. If your dog has joint pain when stretching his legs to cut, or if he is a chondrodystrophic breed, you may find it uncomfortable to stretch his legs too far to cut. . Also, pain is a powerful memory for a dog, and to survive he needs to remember painful things and avoid them.


Wild animals must be able to remember and avoid situations or places where they believe their lives are in danger, such as places where predators hide or where there is a sudden drop. When you immobilize your dog (without first teaching him not to be afraid), you activate his fear response and his survival instinct. It can resist and you squeeze it harder. Then he really got scared, feeling that he couldn’t escape. His fight or flight reaction can make him fight or bite you. This can permanently damage your connection. After a fight, every time you go to cut your nails, you’ll be nervous, and he’ll read your body language and confirm that you must be scared.

People start with the goal of getting all their nails done at once, rather than patiently breaking it down into small steps to work toward the goal, and bad memories can surface. If it’s a dog that already hates manicures, ask your vet for help. There is no reason for anyone to harm your dog. The vet now has safe and effective treatment regimens to allay your dog’s fears, knowing that even nail trimming is safe. The best place to start is to get a Certified Intrepid Technician. They are experts at taking the fear and pain out of handling your dog. Nobody wants their dog to be tortured.

How often should an animal’s nails be trimmed?

Unlike street animals, pet paws require more frequent attention. Pets’ nails naturally wear down with activity, but when they’re indoors, they need to be trimmed more often since they’re less active and tend to walk on softer surfaces. Cats may try to fix this problem by scratching the couch, carpet, or curtains with their claws. Signs that your dog’s nails are too long can be heard when your pet walks on a hard surface. Dogs need their nails trimmed regularly, about every 3-4 weeks, but owners tend to wait too long between trims, which can lead to many health problems for pets.

For cats, regular paw trimming every 10 to 14 days can keep your pet healthy. Birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small exotic animals also need regular nail trimming, something most people don’t realize.

Why dogs run when you try to trim his nails – Not being able to cut your pet’s claws

Regular nail care is more than just makeup. In some cases, scratches can cause pain and permanent damage to animals. When people think of the damage pet claws can cause, most people think of scratches on hardwood floors, hook marks on rugs, and claw marks on furniture. However, long claws can cause potential problems in animals: splayed legs, reduced traction, leg deformity, and even tendon injury over time. When a long nail hits the ground, it puts pressure on the structure of the foot and leg.

This force can cause arthritis and constant pain. The dog’s claw growth pattern has a curved shape. If left untrimmed, the paws will eventually twist under the dog’s paws and go deep into the skin, causing pain when walking. Anyone who has had ingrown toenails can attest to the level of pain it can cause. To compensate for this discomfort, dogs use their hind legs more than their front legs. This can lead to muscle and joint pain, back pain, and possibly arthritis.

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Why dogs run when you try to trim his nails – Longer nails can also catch on carpet

The outer nail polish rubs off when you try to lift your foot off the hook. This can expose the inside of the nail, called the latch. Exposure can cause injury and infection. Although your veterinarians recommend trimming cats’ nails, many pet owners don’t insist on doing so. To be honest, it was a difficult experience for both the owner and the animal. In some cases, cats are so destructive that their owners choose to declaw them, leaving them helpless if they are caught in the street or in a fight with another animal. The solution is to reduce your cat’s ability to cause pain by regularly clipping her claws. Trimming your cat’s nails can prevent scratching damage to household items by reducing the desire to scratch.

So this is all i found about dogs goofy acts i hop that you guys loved this type of content see you guys soon. Bye for now.

Sarah Rachel
Sarah Rachelhttps://vanixgrow.com
Hi, It's Sarah Rachel here. I am the main author of this site. I work as a veterinarian and I also work as an advisor for animal rescue centers and also a veterinarian for them. So basically my journey to take care of pets started since i was a child and carried it also as my work passion as well. In this site all articles come with my work experience and also with my life experience. So basically I'm writing the articles with the experience that I gained in my journey. All the knowledge in this site is a shadow of my journey. My main purpose of this site is to relieve the confusion between pet owners and their pets. Because of that I'm giving my knowledge and ability to build articles with you to succeed in my purpose. My biggest hope is that you guys will love my articles and help you guys out. So this is all i can say about me i will see you guys soon bye for now.


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