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23 Aug 2019

Good Afternoon,Hi - you helped me the other day, so I thought perhaps I could rely on your good advice for my other furbaby.
He goes to the Vet for nail trims. They grow thick and round and the groomers won't always do it.
Soooo, with all of that said - the poor guy is in a panic when he goes because he has been quicked so many times. I had asked you the other day about the CBD oil for my big girl who has arthritis. Will the CBD oi help my boy with anxiety?? I have never given it to him and the Vet wrote a prescription for Trazadone. But I prefer NOT to give them meds if I can use something else.Thank you
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23 Aug 2019

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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

It sure can and it's certainly worth trying. I feel the same way about prescription medication. If we can find something else that works, that's certainly preferable. You always have the Trazadone to fall back on if the CBD oil doesn't work. I do feel that it would be best for this to be given at least a few days before the nail trim is planned. This will give you a chance to see if there are any undesired effects (like GI upset) which might complicate the nail trim and cause further stress.

A few considerations for the future which might work if the CBD oil alone does not and you want to exercise a few options before the Trazadone:
1) Hire a mobile vet to come trim nails at your home. Home nail trims are less likely to be stressful because the dog is in the environment they prefer.
2) Consider learning to trim nails at home on your own if he will permit you to handle the job.
3) Skip "waiting" for the future nail trim. Work daily on using an emery board or buffing block to do the nails. I have a few kiddos in my rescue that have weird nails too and I use sanding blocks that are rough and intended for woodwork like this: https://2sand.com/sanding-sponge-4-sided-4-x-3-x-1-block?sku=70868C&gclid=CjwKCAjwnf7qBRAtEiwAseBO_FPiyOaMwyFkMtFPkTUta9C8IyQPud8vzTWrQvntzFm2CkWXe_m2rhoCC2kQAvD_BwE I have one that is very rough grit to take nail growth down fast (more important on sensitive dogs) and one that's finer grit and buffs the nail down smooth. Now, not every dog will accept both right out of the chute. I would recommend starting with the rougher grit to start simply because it does more filing on the nail per pass. Using this daily will prevent you from ever having to have the nails trimmed again. Moreover, you can check the quicks with each pass to see if you're getting too close to the sensitive area. Even better, most dogs will show you that this is becoming tender by twitching or pulling their paw back where they previously held still for the first few passes. You can do this every 1-7 days depending on nail growth. If you keep up with it, he will never require another nail trim.
4) Let him upkeep his own nails, so to speak. There's a facebook board I can recommend here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nail.maintenance.for.dogs/learning_content/ This board teaches owners how to make nail maintenance boards for their dogs so that THEY do the work instead of humans. This can empower your companion and remove the need for nail trims altogether if used regularly.

I'm getting ready to do nails on my own dog today (cutting, then trimming because they are long). If you'd like to see video (plus before and after pix using the nail block), just let me know. I'll be happy to share.

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23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
Thank you. I would be more than happy to see the video if you are able to share. Anything which will help my two be more comfortable is great!!!
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Absolutely! Give me a short while and I'll get it uploaded for you :)

23 Aug 2019
Customer reply
23 Aug 2019
Take your time - you have no idea how much I appreciate it!!
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Pics and video collected. I'll post links as soon as they finish uploading. Shouldn't be more than another 5-10 mins.

23 Aug 2019
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PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Before

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PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

After

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23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Waiting on youtube to finish loading the video and I'll post that link for you.

23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

The before/after pics should already have transmitted immediately above. If not, let me know.

23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Did they arrive?

23 Aug 2019
Customer reply
23 Aug 2019
Sorry - I am squeezing my questions in between working Yes - thank you!!!
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

No worries! I wanted to be sure they transmitted. You're welcome and good luck! Holler if you need any additional support.

23 Aug 2019
Customer reply
23 Aug 2019
Thank you so much - it is fabulous!!
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Certainly :D

23 Aug 2019
Customer reply
23 Aug 2019
My main concern is the fact that the little guy (at 65 pounds) has black nails and they are thick and round!!! My female (at 95 pounds) is much better and her nails are NOT black. But I appreciate the video and your input. I have asked for years how to properly do it and was told: "however you can." But that is really not an answer. AT least with the video, I have an idea!! The biggest issue I have is the fact I recently moved to the country - small town - not many choices of Vets, groomers, etc - doubt if anyone can come to the house - but I wll check around. However, LOL, it usually takes THREE people to cut the nails of the little one. :O
Thanks so much for all of your help!!!!
23 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Sure thing!

23 Aug 2019
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26 Aug 2019
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Hi, I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going? PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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