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Issues With Nails & Clipping

Han Heydon

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hey wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

one of my piggies is all brown including his nails which makes it very hard to see the quick of his nails and he very much hates having his nails cut. As a result he wriggles which makes it that much harder.

as a result he often goes a while without having them trimmed and they grow long and curly - is it ok to leave his nails long.. it doesnt seem to be affecting his happiness and he doesnt seem in pain.

hes a poorly piggie a lot of the time as he gets chest infections and his vitamin levels are on constant watch.

any advice anyone could give me or is it ok to go a while without causing him the stress of clipping?
 
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Hi @Han Heydon! It sounds like he visits the vet quite often if he was regular URI's. You could ask them to trim them each time you visit.

Or you could ask them if their vet nurses offer a clipping service. They would probably do it for a lot cheaper than the cost of a vet appointment.
 

Han Heydon

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yeah he hasn't been to the vet for a little while lately which is good but I think i'm definitely going to take him to get his nails clipped. he has a sideways toe too which doesn't help either
 

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yeah he hasn't been to the vet for a little while lately which is good but I think i'm definitely going to take him to get his nails clipped. he has a sideways toe too which doesn't help either
You can try to use a torch with piggies with dark nails to show where the quick is. Also look for where the nails become iregular and twisted - that is the dead bit. ;)
 
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