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Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am fairly new to the forum, basset hounds and this is my first question. I am trying to figure out what a basset hound foot with properly trimmed nails looks like. I know their nails need trimmed often to keep them under control and that every dog is different. I have a 10 month old Roscoe and 1 year old Gus. Some pictures of properly trimmed and a good length nail would be a great help.
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Helloo I just wanted to say your boys are beautiful!!! I know that's not much help but ooh handsome basseys!!


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I try to keep them short enough so they don't rip off coming in the dog door. When Gandy rips one off and runs through the house, our condo ends up looking like the set of a slasher movie.


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Here's a couple pictures of my babies' nails, although I doubt they are properly trimmed. LOL I've become pretty anal about clipping a little off every week, but I'm still never satisfied that they're short enough. They do grow at such different paces though. Ninja's grow like weeds, and can get out of control really fast.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is one of Gus's front paws. I couldn't get a picture of a back one. He kept on trying to figure out what I was doing and would not stand still.

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I have been taking them to the vet to get them trimmed every two-three weeks. $15 each. Gus is a drama king about getting it done. But I feel they are still to long. My husband and I have successfully cut both of their nails once. It took lots of peanut butter and patience with Gus but each nail got a trim. Roscoe is much better but got the same amount of peanut butter as Gus because we have to be fair.

At the moment we are having some puppy crazies!!


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Lovely boys!
Nails as you said are very individual. It depend on the quicks. This is why it's good to clip nails regularly starting very young - with the breeders. As long as the nails don't touch the floor when they are standing. I wish I could get my Margs nails shorter (like Scully's boys) but impossible - she has long quicks and
all black nails so always on the side of caution trimming and dremmeling (sp?)
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We have a process. My husband lies across him, giving him small treats, and I do the cutting.


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Bentley and i are both scared to have me trim his nails. I have the vet do it. He has let me do it a couple of times but his are so thick that it takes a herculean effort.
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