It got to the point where 2 of us had to hld her while the vet trimmed her nails.My dog is probably a good 40-45 pounds, so I don't know if the hangman thing would work. She'd need at least 2 people to do the holding, also. I wonder if she'd let me try and file down her nails? we give our dog a motion sickness pill, and it knocks her out for car rides.I didn't think motion sickness pills would make you drowsy, but it works on her.We give her one tablet (not sure the mg..what the vet told us to do)--she is about 40lbs. She has her quirks, like all pets, and one annoying one is her fear of getting her toenails clipped.I can lay her down, I can get the toenail clippers in place, but when once I snip the first one off, she starts freaking out.Originally posted by rev_eng:we give our dog a motion sickness pill, and it knocks her out for car rides.I didn't think motion sickness pills would make you drowsy, but it works on her. We generally just have the dog groomers take care of it.
I've clipped them before, and might have nipped her down to the pink, which is why she won't let me near her with the clippers any more. For those vets/vets-to-be out there, would it be reasonable to request some "doggy Valium" to calm her down so that I can get this done?We give her one tablet (not sure the mg..what the vet told us to do)--she is about 40lbs. Our dog loves to go on rides, but he immediately starts whining/yelping when we start to drive (something about the drive bothers him). Of course, then he only gets his nails trimmed every once in a while, and it isn't often enough.After years of not clipping my dog's nails, the quick started growing long enough that it wasn't really feasible to cut the nails as far back as we'd've liked.I supposed we could've cut them gradually and let the quick recede.
I wouldn't mind taking her to the vet, although I don't want to pay for a vet visit every time I need to get her nails clipped, and I doubt the experience would be any better at the vet office. We used to have an extremely mellow and sweet mannered Scottish Terrier.
That is until we tried to clip her nails, then She did her best Cujo impersonation...