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Old 03-27-2003, 05:47 PM
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Cutting Dogs nails that are black?


How do you figure where the nerve is so that you don't cut it?

Sam's nails are black, and I am nervous about cutting them.
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:12 PM
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Depending the length of the nails, can determine where the "quick" is. I hate black nails, I used to work in a vet office, and when assisting in surgeries, or mouth cleanings, while the dog was under I would trim their nails, and I would still get nervous, lol.... I take Tabitha in to have hers done, our other 2 are clear (thank goodness) GL!
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:28 PM
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If you look under the nail there is a groove and the quick has a more fleshy look to it. and it fills the nail groove. I always cut about an 1/8 of an inch in front of that and i haven't had any problems.
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:38 PM
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:50 PM
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I guesstimate depending on the length of the other nails. If I'm not sure I just snip it off or spend a while sanding it down with a foot scraper(heavy duty nail file)
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:25 PM
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I take my black nailed dogs to the vet.

I used to do them myself until I cut lucky's so short that it looked like someone had been murdered on the living room floor. Thankfully we were a week before the new carpet!
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:00 AM
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It's tough to guage but I have had 3 dogs in the last 12 years all with black nails. I just got used to it.
Vet is always the best if you're uncomfortable doing that. That is what my sister does with her 12 year old Rottie.
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:10 PM
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This question is right up my alley, I was pro. dog groomer for 21 years and have cut at least a thousand nails if not more I'm sure.
With black nails take a sliver at a time off , when looking at the freshly cut area of nail when you see a black dot in the middle , stop. Now, sometimes the black dot may be dry looking , than you can go down shorter. The black dot is the quick. It's nice to have a product called quick stop on hand for when you accidently cut too short. but try not to cause it hurts them and of course can bleed all over place.
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:22 PM
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Quick stop is a sulfer product when packed on the bleeding nail it stops the bleeding almost immediatly.
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Old 03-31-2003, 03:55 PM
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I am aslo a groomer, and I have always been taught to only cut the dull part of a black nail, the shinnny part is the still healthy part of the nail where the quick is. And yes if you just do 1/8 of an inch at a time you should so fine. I have yet to clip my 2 boys too short. Good luck!!
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:22 PM
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I'll give anyone $10 if they can cut Lucky's with no blood. The little s**t is HYPER!
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LOL If I was closer I would do it for you!
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We will be doing it this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 04-04-2003, 02:45 PM
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Hi,
I used a medium wood rasp to file my Springers black nails ~ the nail centre gets soft before the quick and wont file down. Easy & no problems. :cool:
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