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Nail Trimming 101

Nail Trimming 101

It's not just so they won't scratch things; it's for their health.

Tufts veterinarians see more than their fair share of pups whose owners haven’t trimmed their nails — in the emergency room. The nails have grown in a circular shape and back into the dog’s paw pads, causing painful infections that turn red and ooze pus.

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