Dog Nail Trim
Are your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, or scratching you when they beg for attention? They may be in need of a nail trim! No need for stressful trips to the vet or salon for this quick and easy service, we come to homes in Hillsboro, Beaverton and other nearby cities.
Why Dogs Need Their Nails Trimmed
As dogs have become domesticated, many do not naturally grind their nails down as they would in the wild. Nails that are too long run the risk of being torn off or split while they go about daily activities. Longer nails also make it harder for dogs to walk around comfortably. When your dog’s nails hit the floor constantly as they walk, more pressure is put on the nail bed. This pressure can cause discomfort that forces your dog to distribute their weight differently while they walk, which can affect the way their toes and paw joints are aligned. All of these things can result in veterinary care being needed. Adding a simple nail trim to your monthly schedule for your pup can greatly reduce these chances and keep both you and your pup happy!
How Often Should Nails Be Trimmed?
We recommend getting your dogs nails trimmed every 4 weeks. This helps keep on top of the growth and can actually help us be able to clip them shorter over time! Your dogs nail has a bloody supply that is called the quick. This is the part of the nail that is alive, and you want to avoid hitting. By getting your dogs nails done every 4 weeks, the quick will recede back towards the toe, allowing us to trim the nail shorter each visit.
Nail Trimming Methods
We offer traditional hand clipping which consists of using a pair of pet nail clippers. We position the clippers at a 45 degree angle and in relation to the quick, we trim as much off as possible. This method is great for long nails and getting the most length off as possible.
We also offer grinding and filing of the nails. Using an electric dremel, we smooth out the edges of your dogs nails and take off length. This method can also be done after hand clipping to smooth out the rough edges and get the nails right down to the quick. Grinding is a great way to reduce the chance of a dog scratching up furniture and their humans if they jump. Because the dremel is electric it makes a noise and vibrates. This is typically something that takes some conditioning to make a dog comfortable with if they have never had it done. While it doesn’t hurt, the noise and sensation on their paws can make some dogs nervous. If you’re interested in getting your dogs nails filed down and think they may be a little fearful of it, we recommend playing with their paws and using an electric toothbrush to act as the noise and vibration of the dremel we use at appointments.
How Much Does It Cost?
Hand clipping is $20, and grinding is an additional $5. This extra cost accounts for the difference in service time between the two methods.
What Our Clients Say
“My old girl (15 year old lab mix) is not up for car rides anymore and having Trimmed Pets come to our home was such a relief. Ashton was kind and efficient with the nail trim, making it a calming experience for me and my dog. I will definitely book them again for future clippings.” -Heidi G. of Aloha OR
“Trimmed Pets came on time. She had a calm demeanor which helped both my dogs get there nails trimmed quickly and easily. Being able to have it done at home is so convenient.” -Kathryn S. of Beaverton OR
“I was finding it difficult to get my dog's nails trimmed now with everything in an mess with closed/not closed... I booked an appointment online with Trimmed Pets and they were so prompt, extremely nice and fixed my dog up the next afternoon.. My dog was relaxed which has never happened.” -Arlene A. of Hillsboro OR
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**Happiness guarantee. We want you and your pet to be completely satisfied. When the appointment is done please let us know if there is anything you would like changed or contact us within two business days and we will arrange another free visit to make an adjustment.