Nail trimming can be arduous task for even your own human body. Now we throw in a third-party animal that happens to be a misfit Poodle. All Poodle owners know as sweet as they are, Poodles live by their own code. They have their own dislikes and likes and don’t seem to like to be bathed or have their feet messed with. Luckily for you this isn’t an eighty pound beast you need to wrangle, it is actually much more manageable.
When should you trim your Poodle’s nails? The best answer would of course be when they are too long. By too long, I am referring to that they are scratching surfaces or are way too long and are dragging all over the place. We don’t want their poor little feet to get caught in the carpet or much worst actually have a nail rip off. That’s why you need to cut these nails before they start causing problems.
The best action to take when asking yourself, when should you trim your Poodle’s nails is to take them to a Vet and actually have their nails trimmed there. Depending on your Vet they should do a really great job in cutting the nails for you. From there you will be able to see what your Poodle’s nails look like after fully being cut down. You will see how they no longer obstruct the paw, and just look nice all around. Take a mental note of this so you can assess when you feel the nails are just getting a bit too long.
Your Poodle’s nails are very sensitive so be extra careful if you are going to try and cut them yourself. If you cut too far it will cause them to bleed, and be painful. So start with very short and shallow cuts.