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03-03-2014 06:15 PM
gsdsar We have 2-3 dogs that we have done this to at my clinic. It is done under sedation only. And generally it because the dog is very aggressive during nail trims and sedating a dog every 4 weeks for a nail trim is dangerous. So they come in much less frequently and have us take them back far.

I hate it, it's one of the few things I refuse to do. But I understand the need in some dogs.


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03-03-2014 02:39 PM
Bequavious I've heard of people doing that to dogs they intend to show because their nails are generally clipped quite short, and it makes the quick recede faster than if you just clip them everyday without cutting into the quick. I never knew of anyone personally who did it though, so I wonder if it's a bit of a carry over from pre-grinder days when it was harder to get really close to the quick without cutting it? In any case, I doubt there's any reason for it these days, especially for a pet dog who's not sedated.
03-03-2014 02:38 PM
gsdheeler If you WANT to teach a dog to be really bad for nail trims that would be the way to do it.
I know of a Dobie breeder who did that and ALL of her dogs were bad for nails.
Some people are just dumb as rocks.
03-03-2014 02:30 PM
Shade No I wouldn't allow that, the only time I've heard of a vet or tech doing that personally is while the dog is already under sedation.
03-03-2014 02:28 PM
Msmaria
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I have just had the third person I know tell me that their VET trims their dogs nails so short they bleed (deliberately) and then packs them with something or other, probably cornstarch. Am I alone in thinking that this is cruel and inhumane? Why in the world would someone, let alone a vet, do that? To save the client money? Not only would I not allow anyone to do that to my dog, but I would never again associate with a professional that would have the gall to suggest it! I told my co-worker how I feel, but showed restraint by stopping short of suggesting that she have her manicurist do that to her!
I would not allow my vet to do that on any of my dogs. I'd rather pay for an extra clipping. I tried clipping my dogs nails a few times and felt so bad if I accidentally clipped too short. Went to grinding instead, its not as pretty but at least I don't have to feel so bad about it.
03-03-2014 02:23 PM
Bridget
Trimming nails so short they bleed

I have just had the third person I know tell me that their VET trims their dogs nails so short they bleed (deliberately) and then packs them with something or other, probably cornstarch. Am I alone in thinking that this is cruel and inhumane? Why in the world would someone, let alone a vet, do that? To save the client money? Not only would I not allow anyone to do that to my dog, but I would never again associate with a professional that would have the gall to suggest it! I told my co-worker how I feel, but showed restraint by stopping short of suggesting that she have her manicurist do that to her!

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