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How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Trimming your dog’s nails is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. To prevent painful breakage and injury, your dog’s nails should not be touching the ground when they are standing. So, get ready for that spa day and treat your dog – and maybe yourself – to that manicure they so deserve.

Don’t feel comfortable trimming your dog’s nails yourself? Visit a Dogtopia near you and learn about their grooming options.




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