|Barked: Sun Oct 28, '07 9:25am PST |
|the only long term effects would be that he is scared for more nail trimmings, and may not want to be handled by the person that did it. when the nails are quiked, it isnot always that painful for a dog. it is closely related to breaking a nail if you are human. some dogs will just stand there if you get the quik, while others will scream. then you have the dogs that scream, but dont even notice the quik was cut. a few quiked nails is not a big deal, but all of them? that is a sign of someone who does not know what they are doing.
however if you are the one telling them to do this, you need to stop. if the nails are too long, that is a sign that you are not regularly taking care of them. if they all need to be clipped past the quik, then the dog should be put under for it so they are not in any pain. any groomer who would do this for you is very uneduacated (i am a groomer and would never do this for you). if you do not want to put the dog under, then the quiks can naturally be pushed back by trimming a little off every week, or every other day. imagine if someone broke every single one of your fingernails until they all bled. that is exactly what you are putting your dogs through
Edited by author Sun Oct 28, '07 9:29am PST
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