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* the quick is the blood supply in the nail and cutting this can cause a lot of painful bleeding. It is easier to see in white claws.
This isn't a fun experience for you or your dog, therefore, reassuring them confidently can help ease their nerves as they trust you. If you are nervous this can make them worse.
If the nail feels squishy, this is the quick and you should move down the nail as you should not cut that high up
Don't forget the dew claw, which is further up the paw!
Dogs can react differently to this experience than others. Some dogs it may be possible to muzzle and restrain if they won't let you at their claws, and some will sit nicely for you.
However, if you physically cannot safely cut their nails, taking them to the vet for them to do is the best option.
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