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The Energizer Dog...

February 9th, 2007 at 10:05 am

I took DD's doggie to the vet to get her nails trimmed. It is worth the $10 to have help and, let's face it, it is a hoot watching them do it. The doggie is a west highland terrier--westie for short. These little things are cute, very intelligent, have tons of personality, and are bundles of hyperactivity. You can pick this dog up and the little legs keep going. I kid you not. I have gotten her trained to stop long enough and crouch down so I can trim her. But I have to be fast. She's getting better at it. Unlike our
other dog, this one has long, sharp toenails. Not only that, you can't trim much of the end off or she bleeds. We had one scary time when we had to take her to the emergency vet on a Sunday because she broke one off. So, I don't take a chance. Off to the vet once a month to trim those nails. It takes at least two of them, sometimes with me included to hold her down. This dog only weighs about 12 pounds. But she is very strong and moves at the speed of lightning. We are all covered in fur and panting by the time four little paws are done. Yesterday, they introduced a new person working with them to this little procedure with us. Poor thing. She was holding on with a death grip. I appreciate them every time I do this. And I include it as an essential part of the pet budget. All in all...it is a cheap price for a pedicure.

3 Responses to “The Energizer Dog...”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I have an energizer dog too. She only weighs 6 pounds, but she wants to get down, you better let her go!!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Our dogs are screamers and it is just easier to pay to have it done!!

  3. genmed Says:

    "cute, very intelligent, have tons of personality, and are bundles of hyperactivity" -- Are you sure you aren't talking about my basenji! Of course she's 35 lbs... Smile I've gotta agree getting someone else to trim the claws helps and more then worth the money.

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