23 Responses to “I don’t need a manicure, okay?”

  1. Kim

    Our puppy does the same thing – freaks out. Luckily she is being spayed this week and they can cut them while she is out.

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  2. Jennifer

    Lol! My chihuahua does this too, and she is an adult dog with lots of nail cutting experience.

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  3. Toni

    My 150 pound Neopolitan Mastiff used to pitch a fit when I cut his nails, I started using my husbands dremel to file them down and he loved it. He used to come over and put his paw on my knee begging for a mani-pedi. I miss my Bubba dog.

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  4. maria

    My dog is all of 18 lbs and it took 3 of us and a muzzel the other day to get her nails done. UGH!!!

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  5. Painted Doll

    My dog weighs 4lb. Yes, 4lb – he’s a chihuahua. It took THREE of us to cut his little claws, with him shrieking and thrashing, because he is a psycho-hound…

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  6. Mandy

    My boy Lucas screams too! It is so embarrassing at the vets, but I think it is worse for the staff because it sounds like someone is killing him! All of the people in dogs in the waiting room get really nervous listening to him.

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  7. Amy

    My lab mix Suzy starts showing her teeth if you get anywhere near her nails. She knows we won’t hurt her but she absolutely HATES getting her nails trimmed.

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  8. Wendy Stewart

    Hmmmm, I just distract my dog with a spoon full of peanut butter and do them and we’re both happy by the end.

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  9. hu

    Well imagine ur a dog an some large human doing something to u. Ud be scared too. I think ur cruel calling him a jerk.

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    • Anna

      Do you not have children or pets? They can be scared and be jerks at the same time, trust me! Doesn’t mean we don’t love them.

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  10. thekatefactor

    My 5 year old Doberman/Coon Hound is so anxious about it, her dad has to bear hug her, cover her bottom with a towel and keep her mouth closed. It gets worse and worse every time we do it (though I don’t know how it could). I fear that by the end of this year, she’ll never be able to have them cut again. We’ve tried the highest dosage of Ace and it actually made her hyper instead of calm. Her vet has refused to do her nails for everyone’s safety involved. If we had a window or door open during the process, I’m sure it would sound like someone was getting murdered.

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  11. Mary Stevens

    My 125 lb Bullmastiff doesn’t mind his back nails being done (we use a dremel) but always pulls his front paws away! I use treats to bribe him . . . he’s kind of a food hog ;)

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  12. Teresa

    My lab mix, Libby, will do anything for cheese. But I have to give her a small piece after every nail that gets done. Cheesesticks are only for nail trimming time!

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  13. rachel

    Peanut butter is the only way we’ve gotten our now-10-month-old Australian mutt through nail trims, brushings, physicals, x-rays, post-surgery staple removals… you name it, PB has been there. We just bring a jar and a dipping bone to the vet now.

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  14. napole

    We have had our 7 lbs maltese-poodle mutt of a princess done her nails once. We have been able to keep her nails at safe length because she likes to kick back in circle on concrete any time she has her walk.

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