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Clipping a Dog's Claws
Clipping a Dog's Claws
The overwhelming majority of urban tetrapods spend only a short time on the street. Most of the day they live in apartments or houses, where slippery parquet or soft carpet does not allow the nail plate to grind down to its natural state. Because of this, it grows back regularly, and problems arise. The lack of manicure threatens: A long claw causes discomfort while moving. The dog puts the limbs in the wrong way, thereby reducing discomfort. Gradually, this provokes curvature, joint diseases and a detrimental load on the musculoskeletal system. As a result, any movement will be difficult. All dog breeders know that pets have a fifth toe on their hind legs. Sometimes it is removed in infancy, but in most cases it is not given much importance. However, the claw growing on it must be shortened. If this is not done, then the dog will begin to cling to upholstered furniture, bedspreads, the owner's clothes, risking injury. In the same way, injuries to any other regrown claws can occur. Ingrowth of the nail plate into soft tissues is possible. This creates severe pain and bleeding. Moving on parquet flooring, the pet makes loud sounds, which is especially inconvenient at night. The owner can in vain scold the pet for the noise when he goes to drink water. Experienced dog breeders recommend that novice owners consult with a veterinarian or groomer before carrying out the manipulation. A professional will advise you on what length to leave, tell you an algorithm of actions and even give a master class on trimming. The structure of a dog's claw It is necessary to understand the anatomy of the paw and claw in order to do a dog's manicure without unnecessary trouble. The claw of an animal has a part with blood vessels and nerve endings, it is called the claw bed. If you touch him, the sensation will be equivalent to cutting off a piece of living skin to the dog. Therefore, you can cut only the regrown and keratinized part - it is clearly visible in the light. If the hair between the fingers interferes with the view, carefully cut it too. Different breeds of dogs have claws that are different in shape: straight (mainly in small indoor breeds); arcuate - very dense; feline, or curved arcuate. The principle of haircuts will remain, but tools of different sharpness and shape may be required. With love for your dogs, DogRook!
30 June , 2021
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How to Teach a Dog to Give a Paw
How to Teach a Dog to Give a Paw
As a rule, when teaching the command "Give a paw!" two main methods are used: motivation with a treat and training without a treat (mechanical). The third, using the example of another four-legged, is additional, but works no worse than the first two.
27 April , 2021
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Tips on How to Make Two Dogs Become Friends
Tips on How to Make Two Dogs Become Friends
In life, situations are not uncommon when a pet lives in the house, and a second one is taken to it. The most important task of the owner in such a situation is not to destroy the happiness of his first pet and to make the stay of the “newcomer” as comfortable as that of the “older” pet.
19 April , 2021
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Edible Toys for Dogs
Edible Toys for Dogs
Both the tiny Chihuahua and the huge Caucasian Shepherd Dog are predators. Of course, the domestic dog does not need to hunt in order to get food for itself: the owner will take care of its food. The dog is full, happy, cheerful - and wants to play with the prey. Especially the puppy. This is where the end of shoes that are not put in the closet in time, a tie thrown on a chair, or soft toys in the dog's access zone comes to an end.
16 April , 2021
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Most Popular Dog Gadgets
Most Popular Dog Gadgets
In the modern world, new technologies are developing at a frantic pace. And today they are available not only for people, but also for pets. What gadgets will your dog appreciate?
31 March , 2021
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How to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm?
How to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm?
The fear of a thunderstorm is normal for a dog, as is the fear of loud noises. That is because a person can understand the cause of a loud sound and its consequences, but a dog cannot.
24 March , 2021
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Overweight Dog: Causes of Obesity in Dogs, Treatment and Prevention
Overweight Dog: Causes of Obesity in Dogs, Treatment and Prevention
Generally speaking, the main cause of dog obesity is the discrepancy between food intake and dog's activity. If the dog for some reason began to move a little, and the volume of food intake has not changed in any way, then in this situation the accumulation of excess adipose tissue is inevitable.
15 March , 2021
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How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth at Home?
How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth at Home?
Hardly anyone needs to explain why a person needs to brush their teeth. Everyone knows that a toothbrush removes plaque. Small deposits on the enamel can form into stone over time and cause a variety of dental ailments. The same problems threaten our four-legged friends if we do not provide full care for the mouth cavity. Animals need toothbrush and toothpaste as much as we do.
08 March , 2021
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Dog Collars with GPS: What It Is and How It Works?
Dog Collars with GPS: What It Is and How It Works?
Trying to find a lost pet is a painful process. But, fortunately, GPS technology has long been invented, with the help of which people can track the location of not only a bicycle or a smartphone, but also their pets. Dog GPS tracker collar for dogs is the best way to keep track of your pet.
25 February , 2021
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What Sports Can You Do with Your Dog?
What Sports Can You Do with Your Dog?
Sports with a dog is a great opportunity to get to know your pet better, establish contact with him and improve both his physical condition and your own. Even those people who had doubts about such activities, having once been in training, fall in love with sports and have been doing it for years. 
18 February , 2021
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