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    How do you cut a dog's nails if they're pitch black?

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    There are a couple different approaches you can use ... depending how compliant the dog is.

    The first is to just cut a little off at a time, every few days until you get to the desired length.

    The second is, if you can shine a light through the nail - like a laser pen or a flashlight, you can usually see the quick - have a white crayon handy to mark where that is, then you can put the light down and know where you can cut.

    There is a third approach, but it's costly - have a groomer or the vet do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    There are a couple different approaches you can use ... depending how compliant the dog is.

    The first is to just cut a little off at a time, every few days until you get to the desired length.

    The second is, if you can shine a light through the nail - like a laser pen or a flashlight, you can usually see the quick - have a white crayon handy to mark where that is, then you can put the light down and know where you can cut.

    There is a third approach, but it's costly - have a groomer or the vet do it!
    I tried shining a light, but couldn't really see his quik .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyy_voo View Post
    I tried shining a light, but couldn't really see his quik .
    What kind of light did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    What kind of light did you use?
    What type of light am I suppose to use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyy_voo View Post
    What type of light am I suppose to use ?
    The strongest kind you can find - a powerful "laser' like flashlight is best ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    The strongest kind you can find - a powerful "laser' like flashlight is best ...
    I tried that, but still can't see .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyy_voo View Post
    I tried that, but still can't see .
    Well, then probably just cutting a little bit at a time is best. You can have some cornstarch or flour handy if you happen to nick the quick, but if you just trim a bit every few days until they are ta a good length, you should be okay!
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