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Nail trimming is an important grooming routine. Long nails can get caught on things in the environment and become at risk for infection if the break or grow into the paw pads. Moreover, walking on overgrown nails is uncomfortable and can cause an unnatural gait, leading to skeletal damage.
Cat and dog nails are not very different. In cats, you need to press the paw pad to expose the nails. Also, cats typically have white nails where the quick is clearly pink, making nail trims slightly easier. Dogs can have either white, black, or both nail colors.
Types of Nail Clippers:
• Plier-type: (photo #1 and #2)**
At PFAC, we prefer these types of clippers for better control during nail trimming. Use what you feel most comfortable with!
• Scissor-type: (photo#3)
• Guillotine-type: (photo#4)
How to Cut: *If you cut too short and the nail bleeds, IT’S OK*
Have some styptic powder on hand to pack on the nail in case.
Just apply some powder to the bleeding nail and apply gentle pressure for 5 seconds. Reapply as necessary until bleeding stops.
Don’t forget to trim the dew claws!
Feel free to ask for a demonstration if you want some extra pointers.
For more information, please feel free to call Pet's Friend Animal Clinic about any questions or concerns you may have at 408-739-2688.
Special Welcome Offer To New Clients SAVE 15% off Veterinary Exam
Applies to pet exam fee for first-time clients. Call us at (408) 739-2688 to schedule an appointment.
We Support Humane Society and Rescue Group Adoptions
COURTESY (free) Health Exam Tuesday - Friday (by appointment only)
Available to adopted pets from Silicon Valley Humane Society or 501c Rescue Groups within 14 days of adoption.
Adoption documents required for courtesy exam.
We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!
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I moved to the Bay Area with my cat, Buddy, in the Summer of 2015. After going to the same veterinarian for nearly my entire life, I was very anxious about finding a new vet which I could trust to take care of my cat. The vet staff at Pet's Friend Animal Clinic are wonderful! I have now taken Buddy here twice, both times to see Dr. Allison Moore. You can tell that she, and the rest of the staff, truly care about you and your animal. I'm very relieved to have found this exceptional clinic, and I plan to continue taking my cat here for the foreseeable future!
We have been taking our doggie girls to Pet's Friends since they opened. Although there have been many changes over the years, the loving care they have given our dogs, myself, and wife has always been consistent. That's because you can tell they love animals and want to help them live a long, happy, and healthy life. The Doctors are special - they take time to explain medical process, explain options to us, and really listen to our concerns. The Pet's Friends' staff treats us like family. The staff provides more than just administrative and technical support to the Doctors - they provide a professional atmosphere of confidence while making everyone feel at home. I would not hesitate recommending them to my friends.