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Puppy pedicures can be a precarious procedure. Here's help to take the scary out of nail trims.
When this precious pooch visited Cary Street Veterinary Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, the veterinary team reached into their toolbox of low-stress handling techniques to tackle (dum, dum, dum) the dreaded nail trim.
"Feeding treats while getting her nails trimmed kept this 13-week-old puppy still and happy for this procedure," said Marian Paulachak, a veterinary assistant and social media manager.
To perform the technique, one team member distracted the eager pup with tasty treats while a second team member tackled the toenail trim.
Note: It can work on older pets, too! Here, two team members at Bigger Road Veterinary Center in Springboro, Ohio, treat a happy pooch while trimming nails. What used to be a scary procedure for this pet is now a tasty experience.