Pet Nail Trimming

We can provide services that will have your pet’s paws pristine and cut the nails so that they aren’t scratching or making noises on your hard wood. At Atlas Animal Hospital we care about the overall health of your pets and trimming their nails is an important part of the care so make an appointment today to have your favourite Vets in Vancouver take a look at your pet.

Nail trimming is essential for maintaining good health in your pet. If a pet’s nails are allowed to grow, they will curl over into a spiral shape; walking will become increasingly painful to the pet as they grow, putting pressure on the pet’s toes (a bit like walking in shoes that are too small). Uncut nails may curl so far that they pierce the paw pad, leading to infection and debilitating pain. If one does not trim a pet’s nails on a monthly basis the quick will grow along with the nail, making it nearly impossible to cut properly. Owners may choose to trim nails themselves or may opt to take their pet to a groomer or veterinarian.

Nail trimming is done with a nail clipper. There are two main types of nail clippers, the guillotine clipper and the standard scissors nail clipper.

Clipping your Rabbit’s nails can be challenging and we, at Atlas Animal Hospital are happy to do it for you, but this video is a fairly good example of how to do it yourself: