Nail trimming represents an essential part of your dog’s grooming. French bulldog’s nails represent a clear sign that your pooch is of good health and that he gets adequate care. Since this routine can be quite disturbing for many dogs, it’s best to start with it when your puppy is still small. That’s how he will get accustomed to the process.
How to get your French bulldog comfortable with nail trimming?
Besides starting to teach your dog early, you need to have a lot of patience and persistence. Most dogs approximately get used to the routine in one or two weeks. During that period, your puppy will go through different phases, so that’s why it’s important to use treats and tell praise words.
French bulldog’s nails should be trimmed once a month. If your dog walks on concrete when going on strolls, his nails will be quite blunt, so you can cut them less often.
To help your Frenchie to get used to nail trimming, you should first start introducing him with nail clippers or trimmer. Besides, we also recommend you to practice touching and holding your batpig’s paws so he won’t become sensitive to having his feet handled. Allowing your pet to sniff and lick the clippers will help him easier accept the tools.
Why is it important to cut your French bulldog’s nails?
When your French bulldog’s nails become too long, your dog will start showing mobility issues. Besides ingrown nails, your Frenchie can develop spine and posture problems. Overgrown nails seriously affect your Frenchie’s life and cause purulent blisters that are a clear sign of a bacterial infection.
When is the time to trim your Frenchie’s nails?
If your pooch stands weird in front of you with his front legs under his shoulders, then you should check his nails. In case your Frenchie’s nails are touching the ground and you can hear the sound of clicking, it’s time for serious trimming.
How to trim your Frenchie’s nails?
You may be wondering what equipment to prepare for the procedure. Well, you’ll need nail clippers or a trimmer, lots of treats, and paw balm.
The most important thing before you start with trimming is to be careful to determine where to cut. Your French bulldog’s nails are filled with blood, so cutting them too deeply can cause painful bleeding. And, that’s not all! Your Frenchie wouldn’t be able to walk normally.
To determine where is the blood supply area, you can use a flashlight. It’s easier to spot on dogs with light-colored nails.
To keep your pooch comfortable, you can use treats to distract his attention. Don’t rush while cutting the nails because the dog can also ’smell’ your energy. So, if you feel nervous and insecure, he will also realize that something ’not so thrilling’ is going to happen.
Once you’ve done the cutting process, it would be great to massage your Frenchie’s paw pads with the balm. We recommend you using the following Frenchie World™ Paw Protection Stick.
It comes in practical package and features a magical mix of almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, VE, and lavender essential oil. It’s a premium balm made specifically for French bulldogs, and its natural ingredients provide them with additional comfort! Put it on the pads to help relieve discomfort brought about by itchiness and dryness. Rub gently until fully absorbed.
Extra tips to keep your French bulldog’s paw healthy?
Besides regular soothing your dog’s paws with one of Frenchie World balms, you should also daily check them for pebbles, plant pieces and dirt stuck between the toes. Plant pieces can cause itchiness, and even infection if it’s not removed on time. To gently clean your Frenchie’s paws from dirt and other harmful elements, I suggest you use the following French Bulldog Self Rotating Cut.