Speaking of Nails

WP_20160803_20_20_45_ProHey guys, Geoff and Fallon here with Molly (Mouse x Blue). I have a real brief question for you regarding nail care. 

Do you guys have any tips for keeping these weim nails from doing any kind of breaking/fracturing? Molly, being the One-year-old weim she is, has been playing fetch with as much energy as ever. Every couple weeks she will get a good size sliver of nail try to break off or split down toward her paw.

WP_20160803_20_16_22_ProNone of them have been too severe, and none of them have slowed her down in the slightest. However, despite trimming them down fairly often in an attempt to prevent it, think just the sheer amount of speed they run and redirect with makes it easy for them to catch their nails on a piece of root or rock and break it.

Are there any particular methods you’ve used to combat nails from getting damaged in the past?

Breeder Comment

Thank you for the news of Molly. Sorry to hear you have some splintering going on with her nails. Good nail care is complex and sometimes hard to manage. Here are some general thoughts—not just for you. We hope something here helps.

  1. Nail and Skin are areas you might notice if something is lacking in the diet. We recommend a grain-free diet combined with the NuVet Supplement.
  2. There are products meant to protect the pads and nourish the nails. One of these is called Musher’s Secret.
  3. You might consider adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to the food once a day. It is excellent for the skin and nails. You could rub some into their paws as well.
  4. Make sure the nail clipper is high quality and sharp. A nail grinder is an option; however, there is a learning curve. A well-groomed nail is a must. You can take the Weimaraner to a groomer or your vet office to have a professional trim the nails.

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Posted on August 23, 2016, in AKC, Blue Weims, Companion Weimaraner, General Health, Grooming, Health and Wellness, Mousse X Blue, OwyheeStar Weim, Owyheestar Weimaraner and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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