When your dog's nails are too long, they create an unnatural angle for the foot. This causes unequal pressure on the toes and can cause the nail beds to become sore and tender. Long nails on dogs are more prone to splitting and/or splintering. This is the equivalent of a human hangnail. When dog toenails are long, we can cut them shorter. However, the vein in the nail — called "quick" can sometimes bleed because it has grown in length as the toenail grows. It takes time and regular visits to the groomer to have the quick recede. The images below show how the foot and toenails look before and after a toenail trim. Schedule your dog's next toenail trim now!
Toenail before Nail Trim
Toenail after Nail Trim