Keeping the nails of your dog and cat at an appropriate length is very important for a variety of reasons. Overgrown nails are more likely to get snagged in carpets, plants or other items, and the nail can be torn away from the toe. Overgrown nails can prevent the pet from placing its foot in the proper position to walk, which can cause joint pain from an unbalanced gait. Nails can even grow so long that they curl around and imbed themselves back into the pet’s paw. All of these conditions are extremely painful for the pet and both can be eliminated by proper nail trimming. At Riverview Animal Clinic we trim nails in dogs, cats, other small mammals and birds.
For some patients, nail trimming can be extremely stressful and we offer the option of sedation for your pet to help them get through the nail trim with minimal stress.
For more information about nail trims and about sedation, please contact us at Riverview Animal Clinic (509-758-5022).