Sedating dogs nail trimming
They just tell me "well keep trying" and refer me back to the instruction manual they gave me on high energy dogs, but I think they just want the money for the sedation.My other dog (same age, weight, breed/mut, sex) doesn't mind it at all, so I know I'm not doing anything bad to her, but at 0/trim, we're going broke getting her snipped monthly, her nails are WAY long now and I'm getting disgusted with my vet. :(Sorry that you are going through so much trouble to clip her nails.3- Once the nails are cut leave her alone and observe to make sure she recovers uneventfully; make certain she is breathing ok.4- To lessen the frequency of nails clipping walk her on concrete. When we're doing it now, we try to "snip cheese snip cheese" and she does go for the treat, meaning she's not SO preoccupied with her nail that she won't eat the treat, but we're trying to get her to think "nails = associated with cheese." Since it's been so long and it's doesn't appear to be working, should I give up on that and just use the sedative or should I continue "cheese-ing" WHILE she's on the sedative?If you have any questions I will online for another hour. Is it safe to have her eat while it's in her system, b/c I when we take her in for sedation they tell us not to feed her for 10 hours before.Older dogs tend to end up with long quicks, elongated nails and often extremely hard nails.Nails can also grow back a bit deformed if there has been some sort of trauma to the nail bed, such as when the dew claw has been caught in something and torn.As far as clipping the nail:1- Do not clip the nail if you don't have quick stop (powder to stop bleeding); can buy at petstore. If you make the nail bleed do not worry; just use the quick stop directly on the bleeding nail and it will stop.
There is an oral sedative that your vet can dispense, it is called Ace (Acepromazine). Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Once you have the Ace this is how you do it: 1- Always do it in the day when your vet is open just in case you need to take her in.2- Give her the Ace inside of a treat like a little bit of peanut butter.Make certain she has not had a meal at least 3-4 hours prior to giving it to her. Leave her alone and within 30 mins you will notice that she will be super relax.4- At that point one person controls her head, ideally with a muzzle and the other clips the nail.