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trimming the nails of tiny puppy.

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Fiance thinks I'm weird bc I'm petrified of trimming Belle's nails. She is our new 8 week old chi mix pup. I have trimmed billions of nails lol but these are the tiniest I've ever seen. They need to be trimmed badly though. They are like kitten claws that never retract.. what's the easiest way for me to do this?
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If the dog has light colored nails it is easy to avoid the quick. It's the pink shadow you see at the base of the nail. It's not too tough with dark nails either if you just look at the tip (you should be able to see how far in the quick is) and make a few small trims to be careful. When I trimmed my brother's Chihuahua mix pup I used a small pair of scissor style (as opposed to guillotine style) clippers...probably essentially the same as cat clippers. It was actually much easier and faster than clipping my own dog's thick black nails, since they're so soft and thin.
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