Your dog’s paws are four of his busiest body parts. He uses his paws a lot throughout a day, so it only stands to reason that his paws receive a lot care and attention from pet owners. Since a dog relies on his owner for most needs, dog paw care is an extremely critical task that pet owners must understand. What should dog owners know about keeping a dog’s paws healthy and ready for a walk? There are five dog paw care tips that every pet owner should know.
Trimmed nails are not just cosmetic. Pretty, little, pampered dogs with pedicures and painted toenails are quite popular in certain circles. For most dogs, however, the toenails must be functional rather than fashionable. Outdoor dogs rarely need toenail trimming as the rough ground keeps the nails naturally groomed. Indoor dogs have softer terrain and need frequent trimmings. Properly trimmed nails are safer and more comfortable for a dog, and they allow the dog’s paws to distribute his body weight correctly as he walks, runs and jumps. If your dog is extremely resistant to nail grooming, as our dog is, it is worth a trip to a dog groomer or to the vet’s office for safer trimmings.