Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Dazzling Pawdicure

Ahhhh!  Those dazzling nails!  Wait, is that a dog?  Nail polish on dogs is gaining popularity due to dog grooming boutiques on wheels.  Painting your dog’s nails is becoming so popular that there are lines of “dog-safe” nail polish.

Many tricks may be needed if you choose to try to paint your dog’s nails yourself. The pure task of having them sit still with a paw in hand can be a grueling “feat” and maybe your dog will not tolerate that at all.  Then there is the time that you have to distract your dog,  so they do not lick the polish off before it dries.  

Will the polish then irritate your dog after it is dry?  That is why it is important to use dog safe polish, not human nail polish which is full of dangerous and harsh chemicals. Here are some tips provided by https://www.petguide.com/petcare/grooming/dog/safely-paint-dogs-nails/ in order to create a non-stressful and safe experience to “pawdicure” your dog.

Step-by-Step Guide for Painting a Dog’s Nails

Whether you’re dressing your dog up for a birthday party or you simply want her to look her best, painting your dog’s nails is a fun and harmless thing to do. You must, however, make sure that you do it in a safe way – here’s how to do it:

1. Start by setting up the space – you should do it in a room where your dog feels comfortable.

2. Lay down a towel or an old blanket that you don’t mind getting nail polish on.

3. Take a moment to think about what colors you are going to use and in what pattern.

4. Next, make sure your dog’s nails are clean and give them a good trim – you may also need to trim the fur around the nails so it doesn’t get stuck in the polish.

5. Apply the polish carefully, gently holding your dog’s paw as you do – offer your dog a treat every few minutes to encourage good behavior.

6. Once you’ve painted all the nails, keep your dog still for a few minutes so the polish can dry.

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