Trimming your Dog’s Nails regularly is important. If the nails become too long, they can create pressure and strain on your dog’s skeletal structure and joints…starting from the foot structure, going up to the elbows, knees, and hips and shoulders. To prevent this, you should try to make sure that when your dog is standing, the foot rests on the floor without the nails pressing on the ground. When we trim the nails, we try to trim off the excess nail past the grown curve, then dremel over the sides, top and bottom around the quick. If your dog is very sensitive to the dremel’s vibration, we may opt to trim only without dremeling. Please let us know if your dog needs to be muzzled for nail trims.