When dogs nails become too long they can’t stand on their feet properly leading to joint and tendon issues. Dogs nails have a vein that grows with the nail known as the “quick”. When nails are allowed to grow too long this vein grows along with it, limiting the ability to trim the nail back to a reasonable length and increasing the likelihood of a nail bleeding. Nails that are trimmed often can be kept shorter which is very important for older pets whose joints and tendons become more sensitive due to undue stress and strain. Nail trims should be performed once every 4 weeks. Nail trims take about five minutes and are a walk-in service every day, no appointment necessary.