FAQ: When are my doggie’s nails too long?

As a rule of thumb, your doggies nails are too long when its paws are rested on flat ground and the nails are in contact with the ground.

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When dogs walk, they make use of their front four pawpads only(tip-toe fashion), which is the correct and comfortable walking stance. As their nails get long, it reduces the angulation of tiptoe, in a way “forcing” the dog to walk on their rear paw pads which is wrong and uncomfortable. In the long term, walking in this manner may cause joint and back pain.

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Have you checked your doggie’s nails today?

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