The outcome of long toenails can cause pain in your dog’s feet. This is because when your dog’s nails touch the harsh ground, like kitchen floor or even sidewalk, the harsh surface can push its nails back up into its nail bed. This pushes a lot of pressure on the toe joints of your dog and exerts the force on the toe itself, causing the toe to twist a bit to the side.
Due to this, the toes of your dog can become a lot sorer than you think. Even with the slightest touch, your pet may feel pain.
Sometimes this pain can feel like your dog has arthritis. As a result, when you pick your dog up to cut its toenails, your dog might fuss when you touch its paw. If this happens, have some dog treats with you to calm your dog down and be a bit slower.
This is why you should be cutting your dog’s nails often. The consequences of not cutting your pet’s nails are a lot more serious than you may assume. To avoid all the pain and chaos for your dog, try cutting its nails often.
Now that we have discussed the consequences of long dog toenails, let’s talk about the common fears you might fear during it: