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Trimming Nails By Mrs. Salvati. Trimming Nails Goal – cut the nails as short as possible without cutting the kwik Purpose: 1.Prevent broken nails 2.Allow.

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1 Trimming Nails By Mrs. Salvati

2 Trimming Nails Goal – cut the nails as short as possible without cutting the kwik Purpose: 1.Prevent broken nails 2.Allow animal to walk on pads of feet and not their nails 3.Minimize physical damage to property, humans and other animals 4.Trim ingrown nails

3 How often should I cut my pets nails? Every 4-6 weeks depending on how fast they grow.

4 Restraint for TNT Animal standing Animal in lateral recumbency

5 Anatomy There are 4 nails plus a dewclaw on the inside Nail - can be white or black Quick – pink part. Can only be seen on white nails Black nails – unable to see quick

6 Dewclaws Dewclaws – Thumbnail on inside of front legs. Sometimes there are dews on inside of back legs also Occasionally cats have 2-3 dewclaws

7 Nail Clippers How to Clip Nails: 1 – Have all materials ready -nail clippers -kwik stop 2 – Hold nail steady with 2 fingers 3 – Push all hair out of way and locate kwik 4- Place blade against bottom of nail where you want to cut 5-Close nail clippers in one quick motion 6- Check for bleeding 7- Apply kwik stop if bleeding 8- Repeat to all nails

8 Disorders Overgrown Nail Broken nail Back leg dewclaws

9 Safety Always have someone restrain dog before you touch paws. (very sensitive area) Observe animals body language as you are handling animal Do not get your skin caught in the toe nail trimmer

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