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16 Jan 2004

Nailbiting
My dachund bites his nails from time to time. Are his nails too long and where can I buy a nailclipper specially for dogs.
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

This is a daschund and staffie habit and as long as there are no lesions (sores or hairloss) developing, it is normal, not usually as result of long nails. It is rather a form of normal to excessive grooming.

You can get a special nail clipper for dogs from a good petshop, and if the nails are too long, snip the TIPS off. Be careful- if you take off too much it will bleed and hurt the dog!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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