How often do dogs need their nails clipping?
As with bathing, nail clipping should only be done when needed. A dog’s nails are naturally worn down by walking on hard surfaces. However, if you notice that your dog’s nails are getting long, digging into the pad or curling over – especially the higher ‘thumb’ nail – you may need to clip or file them.
Make sure you use pet nail clippers or nail files. Avoid cutting the nails too short as it can be very painful around sensitive nerve endings. If your dog has a torn or missing nail, they might need medical attention from your vet to make sure it doesn’t become infected.