Nail Clip

Due to Covid-19
New procedures until further notice

You now must make an appointment beforehand, we will try to be as accommodating as we can with the appointments.

Call us : 07495496888

Bring the dog in the front of the salon, Hook their lead on the reception desk hooks then leave (close the door behind you). Return to the front of the salon (reception) 10 mins later to collect your now less clawy dog.
You do not have to go round the back to collect dogs in for just nail clips.

This has been introduced so that we are not getting people bumping into others in the reception area.

If you wish to have a nail clip, just pop in on your way past our salon. We can do them while you wait, though if you wouldn’t mind just leaving the salon for 10mins while we do it, as dogs do behave better when their owners are not around.

We charge a flat fee of £8 for nail clips

If your dogs nails don’t need clipping then we will not clip them!
Often people think their dogs nails need clipping because, they scratch when the dog jump up at them, or they tap when walking on wood floor… Clipping the nails makes them a little shorter (sometimes a lot shorter depending how long they are left), it will take any sharp point off but they will still likely scratch when they jump up.. They may also still tap on the floor as the dog walks, this is just the way some dogs roll their feet as they walk.

The amount we can take off a dogs nail is determined by the quick. The quick is the vein that runs down the nail. Cutting the nail too short can cause discomfort and bleeding for the dog. On dogs with white nails the quick can be easy to see, with black nails you can’t and caution needs to be taken.

We do try our very best but accidents do happen when cutting nails, trimming a dogs nails is often something dogs don’t like, this can make them fidget during the process. Sometimes (mainly with black nails) we might simply cut too short as it is very hard to determine the end of the quick. In these situations we quickly apply a powder that causes the blood from the nail to clot and scab over very quickly. A bleeding nail can often look worse than it is, especially when the dog is tapping around flicking it everywhere. Please don’t panic, or your dog will panic with you..
There is NO groomer that has never nicked a dogs quick, and you would be hard pressed to find one without some blood stop powder to hand because it really can happen to anyone. Do not let a nicked quick put you off returning to a groomer..

Published : 16/02/2018
Updated : 25/08/2020
Author : Bob Dent