HOW TO TRIM YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG'S NAILS/CLAWS AND WHY YOU SHOULD ?
Naturally, Frenchies don't like to trim their nails, hence, most French bulldog owners also hate to try to trim the nails or claws of their French bulldogs. There’s nothing strange about that, if you also don't like the experience of trimming your French bulldog's nails, it is absolutely normal, there is nothing wrong with you, and it doesn't make you a bad person at caring for your darling friend. In this article, we want to let you know that trimming the nails of your French bulldog doesn't have to be such an awful experience after all. In less than 15 minutes you will be able to learn some tips on how to trim your French bulldog's and stay good at it. Actually, to trim your French bulldog's nails/claws is something you necessarily have to do as your Frenchie grows.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRIM YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG'S NAILS?
It is a pain if you don't trim your French bulldog's nail. The necessity cannot be overemphasized.
- TRIM YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG’S NAILS/CLAWS FOR THEIR OWN COMFORT
Among others, you have to trim your French bulldog’s nails/claws for their own comfort. French Bulldogs have relatively long nails. Their nails may not be considered so long when you compare the nails of your Frenchies to that of other dog breeds, but looking at the size of their paw and arm, the nails of French bulldogs are really long.
Therefore, allowing your French bulldog's nails to grow too much to the extent that they have to make the arched shape and make a distinct tapping noise on the ground when they move, that's really going to be so ugly, to say the least. You don't want that!
- IT WILL DO YOU A LOT OF GOOD TO TRIM YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG'S NAILS AT INTERVALS
When you regularly cut or trim the nail/claws of your French bulldog, the quick of your Frenchie will be forced to stop growing into their claws. To maintain a regular trimming schedule, you have to remember to keep it up to a regular interval. If you are too busy with other things to keep up with this, you may consider paying a groomer to handle this task for you. This is highly advisable, but you stand to miss that really sweet moment with your friend that facilitates your bonding with each other.
Some owners of French bulldog don't like to assign this task to groomers because they want to have that moment with their French bulldog. We still maintain that regardless of how pleasurable it would be if you did the trimming of your French bulldogs nails yourself, it is better you assign it to a groomer if you won't be able to make it a duty to trim it yourself. Getting a groomer to handle it for you, doesn't stop you from handling it yourself whenever you get a chance to do it. You just have to maintain a regular schedule for trimming your French bulldog's nails/claws.
- TRIMMING YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG'S NAILS/CLAWS MAKES THEIR LIFE EASIER
When your Frenchie has really long nails or claws, they are going to be walking very uncomfortably.
- YOU STAY AWAY FROM INJURIES
Frenchies like to play, when you trim your French bulldog's nails you reduce the chances of sustaining injuring while having fun with your companion.
THE RIGHT WAY TO TRIM YOUR FRENCH BULLDOG'S NAILS
Now, don't overthink it, there is absolutely nothing rocket science about trimming your French bulldog's nails, and you don't need to be at a particular location before you can do this, trimming your French bulldog's nails is not a medical treatment neither is it some engineering works, so you don't require any technical or professional knowledge.
You can trim your Frenchie's nail right at any corner of your home. You just need a few things with you, including some treats, yes! Frenchies like to be bribed to keep them cool during such exercise. Praise them a lot at this time and offer them these treats regularly during this exercise, such that they are busy looking out for more while you just do your thing when they are not paying attention.
VERY IMPORTANT, don't hurt them!Be very gentle in carrying this trimming exercise out and make sure you don't hurt your friend. The best way to avoid hurting your French bulldog while trimming their nails is to trim very little at a time, that way you won't accidentally cut too deep. If you cut them, it can really be too painful and may result in some serious bleeding.
Best practice is to get nail trimmers for French bulldogs, French bulldog nail trimmers have a back-stop which functions to protect against the object cutting too deep into the nail quick and causing injuries.
Sometimes, regardless of how much care you exercise, you still hurt them a little bit while trimming their nails. If this happens, don't panic, remain calm, or you can try out some field triage. It is equally okay if you have some first-aid materials handy to stop the bleeding, something like styptic powder can help a great.
So, stop leaving your French bulldog's nails to overgrow, you can take better care of your companion by keeping their nails/claws tidy. If you have any particular question or opinion pass it on at the comment box below. We want to hear your view too.