NAIL TRIMMING AND PAW CARE SERVICE
“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.”
Few things make us happier than watching our dogs running wild and free. Or the sheer happiness and joy on their faces when they're playing fetch. Well, healthy paws are vital for making sure that our dogs are able to enjoy all of those activities to the fullest, without any pain or discomfort. This is why Newport Beach Mobile Dog grooming offers our nail trimming and paw care service, because we believe that all dogs have the right to play until they are tired and satisfied, not because their feet hurt! This is a sometimes overlooked, but very important service. If you're still on the fence, please read on to find out why we are so passionate about it. Or if you're ready to book the service now, please give us a call!
Every dog needs nail trimming! Just how often will depend on the type of dog and their living situation. For example, dogs who spend a lot of time running around in hardscaped backyards will sometimes naturally have their nails etched away by the concrete. But for the majority of inside dogs, nails left untrimmed will continue to grow until they begin to cause problems. Untrimmed nails that constantly touch the ground exert force back into the nail bed, which creates pain for the dog and pressure on the toe joint. If left alone, this can realign the joints of the foreleg and make the foot look flatten or splayed. If your dog's weight distribution and natural alignment are compromised, this leaves them susceptible to injuries, and can make walking and running uncomfortable or even painful. Worst case scenario, overgrown nails can actually curve underneath the paw and grow into the pad of the foot. If you've ever had a rock in your shoe, you know how annoying that can be. A curved toenail poking you in the bottom of your foot would be exponentially worse! So this is an important service that should not be skipped if you're not into trimming your dog's nails yourself.
Most dogs grow hair between the paids on the bottoms of their feet. If you have tile or hardwood in your home, and you notice your dog sliding when he tries to stand still or sit upright, that probably means that the hair has grown long and needs to be trimmed. This hair can pick up all sorts of dirt and debris from the outdoors. For dogs that have continuously growing hair, if left long for an extended period of time, it can even become matted and cause painful lumps between your dog's paw pads. The hair needs to be cut flush against the paw to avoid any of these issues. If your dog hates having his feet touched (like mine) then this service can be a particular challenge. It requires a lot of patience, a gentle touch and steady hands. Happily, your friendly neighborhood mobile dog groomer has all of these things!