How often should I trim my dog’s nails? They are making sounds on my wood…

How often should I trim my dog’s nails? They are making sounds on my wood floor, but my groomer says that she can’t trim them any shorter.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Kelly, Dog’s need their nails trimmed as often as they grow long enough to need them trimmed. Dogs that run often, or spend time on hard surfaces, don’t need their nails trimmed much if ever. The dewclaws can grow long if not kept trimmed, and should be monitored for overgrowth. Your veterinarian, or the veterinary staff can show you how to trim your dogs nails, or help guide you on whether they are too long. There are also products, like soft paws, that can be glued onto the nails, to soften the noise the nails may make on your… Read more »