Guide To Trimming Nails

Exhibit A

The quick (blood supply) in a short nail.

Exhibit B

As the nail grows, the quick lengthens. If a cut is made into the quick, the nail will bleed profusely.

Trim here and the quick will begin to recede.

Exhibit C

Trim or file a small portion of the nail every few days. The quick will continue to recede.

Exhibit D

As the nail gets shorter, the quick gets shorter.

Exhibit E

When kept short, the nail can be properly maintained without bleeding or discomfort to the pet.

Exhibit F

A properly trimmed nail.

Updated [last-modified datef=”m/d/Y” format=”%date%”]