Friday, November 3, 2017

Our first pawticure 💅🏼

Vizslas are a relatively easy (wash and wear) breed, and the only regular grooming needed is nails and teeth. NAILS SHOULD BE DONE WEEKLY.

Puppy toenails are first trimmed at a few days old (with child's nail clippers), and every 3 days thereafter. You would not believe how long the nails get and if left untrimmed they can scratch one another in the eye or tear up mom's nipples and teats.

You can see how sharp/long they are only after a few days old - wow!

"Granger" getting ready for his first nail trim!

At two+ weeks old the puppies will be started on the dremel (on low speed). It is so much faster and easier than clipping! I use a cordless version for pups and adults, $40+ on, link to buy:

Pups will be acclimated to the dremel by the time they go home and the owner is required on puppy "Go Home Day" to demonstrate their ability to trim the nails (and bring their dremel!). This is a weekly requirement for each Moonlight Vizsla Puppy owner 👍🏻

 "Zene" and her "perfect pedi"

Even seniors need nail care! This Granny "Csilla" who is 12 1/2 and gets the dremel weekly

NOTE:  If you can hear your dog's nails on the floor, they are already too long!

And then there were NONE!

Baby Gigi (Purple Girl) stayed at Moonlight Vizslas and became "Emery" and she's exceeded my expectations in every way ....