If a dog’s nails become too overgrown they can start growing into the skin. This is painful and can cause infection. Clipping is better than filing. It’s important not to cut too high up the nail or you risk cutting the ‘quick’ – the blood vessel and nerve which run through the middle of the nail. You can see the quick in pale nails, but not in black nails, so they need careful trimming a bit at a time. Ask our staff to show you how it’s done with a good pair of clippers.