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    I've been such a bad dog owner
    Firstly, Miley was licking her back paw the last couple of weeks.
    She hasn't been going for walks because of crap weather and the fact that I feel like total shize. The fact that she has been lazing around and not wearing down her nails, means that, unbeknownst to me, she had gotten an ingrown toenail. It wasn't until I saw pink all over her fur on her paw, and had a look that I saw it. It was absolutely shocking. The nail and gone so deep into her pad that there was no way I could get it out myself.
    So I intended on taking her to the vet tomorrow, however, when I was grooming her after her bath, I got a bit scissor happy and cut her .
    So off to the emergency vet for 10 staples and a toenail trim.
    She is comfortable now.. totally zonked on morphine. If she could grin like a human she would be.. just like Cheech

    She's now on antibiotics and has her foot plastered and her neck is all clean and closed from the cut. When I first did it I freaked out and was grabbing the cut closed tight with a towel and getting DH on the net to find the closest 24 hour vet. We were out the door within 10 minutes.
    Talk about panic
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    I find a couple of days at the boarding kennels does wonders for sanding down Frosty's nails.

    Meantime, i've bought a cheap finger sander (like a dremmel except $20 instead of $120) and all I have to do is train evil hound to let me use it on her. First - get the thing out of the box...

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    I have one sitting in it's box too

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    So my plan is - to get it out of the box and put it next to the doggy dinner bowl - while dog eats dinner - for a couple of meals. And then to touch her with it (while it's off and she eats dinner) and then to turn it on (over there) while she eats dinner etc...

    For the clippers I used a clicker (the clippers ended up being the clicker) and treat with loads of tiny peices of roast lamb. About thirty treats per training session until I could get her to hold still while I touched her claws with the clipper. Unfortunately the clipper still hurt even when she held still and I didn't get the quick... argh.

    Must get to work with the dremmel or send her back to the boarding kennels...

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    I'm just going to the vet every 4 weeks to get Miley's cut. She hates it done and I hate doing it.

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    I got Frosty to love the clipper - all except the clipping part. So yes - we both hated it. But I reckon we can handle the finger sander. She's not too bad with a nail file.

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    we got the peti paws it work faster that hand sanding it the one you see on tv

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    I feel lucky as my vet looked into nails and cut them at yearly check up (I do every month but some nails you are not sure about). My vet assures that we have done good.

    One thing I am curious about; do dogs have different length of nails? I was so surprised to see a dobe nails were so short. They were sitting up half way on pads. My boys nails actually cover their pads and almost touch the ground. Esp my minis' nails very long but seems to have shorter quick than my s/tzu.

    Doing nails are really a hard work...
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    I've negelcted a nail once before Pugger in a similar way too. It is easy done. Monte tends to wear his nails all differently on each foot. Some of it is becuase of the effects of his meds for his epilepsy causing him to walk differently. Although most of his remain at a lovewly short length, one wasn't and by the time I realsied it was almost growing into the pad. I snipped it though and all was well.

    Boofy's nails grow like damn talons! They grow so quickly too and he bleeds like a stcuk pig every time they are trimmed. I never really need to trim Olivia's or Monte's (apart from the one nail) as they wear naturally.
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    My dog's back feet nails - are naturally trimmed and shorter than the front nails that tend to get longer.

    The beach is great for a nail trimming - she runs in the water so they're soft, and then she run, and digs in the sand - sanding them...

    The trouble with letting them get long - is the quick grows longer with them, so when you cut the nails back to a sensible length - they bleed.

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