Nail trimming is an important part of a regular grooming routine. If your pet’s nails get too long, they can break, which is painful and sometimes results in infection. Long nails can also cause an irregular gait that leads to skeletal damage.

Despite its importance, many people can’t or don’t like to trim their pet’s nails. It’s a task that can make both people and animals anxious. How do you know exactly where to cut the nail? What if you trim the nail too close and cut the sensitive quick? Although it can seem daunting, it is very important that it be done.