Many pets have long nails, especially after fewer visits to see us during the pandemic – or perhaps you have a new pet.
We have a full detailed guide to trimming your pet’s nails – so do check this out.
Here is a brief guide to your options for trimming your pet’s nails.
Clip nails yourself
If you feel confident, you can clip your pet’s nails at home.
If you have never attempted this before we recommend starting slowly – do take a look at our full guide to nail clipping here.
We suggest a good pair of nail clippers to make the job easier – do ask in practice about the range we stock.
You can also book in with a groomer.
Many pet groomers offer nail clip appointments at a reasonable cost and they may be able to offer very flexible appointments.
Book a clip with one of our nurses
If your pet has behavioural issues that mean an appointment with a groomer would not be possible, we do have limited nurse clinics available, so you can book in for a nail clip with a nurse.
Our nurses are trained to handle aggressive, nervous and anxious patients and for most of these appointments more than one nurse will be required. So please be aware a nail clip with a veterinary nurse may well be more expensive than a pet groomer.
In some instances, it may not be appropriate for your pet to have their nails clipped while conscious; this will be discussed with you if it applies to your pet.
Book a clip with one of our vets
If your pet’s nails have become overgrown to the point that they have grown into the pad, there appears to be any injury to the nails or if you have concerns about the health of your pet’s nails or paws then an appointment with a vet is more appropriate.
As ever if you have concerns about your pet’s nails and want to discuss whether a nurse or vet appointment is appropriate, please do call us on 01435 864422 .