Do scratch pads work for dogs? It’s a great all-purpose grit and works well to get your dog used to the feel of filing his nails. The coarse grit is great for dogs who are experienced using a scratch board or have very large or hard nails.
How do I get my dog to use a scratch pad?
Does sandpaper work dog nails? Most dogs are comfortable dragging their nails across 30-40 grit sandpaper, which files down nails fast.
How can I sedate my dog to cut his nails at home?
There are many over-the-counter drugs out there that you can use to sedate your dog for nail trimming.
- Benadryl: This mild antihistamine sedative helps keep your pet calm when it is nervous about clipping its nails.
- Melatonin supplements: Help regulate body rhythm and help calm down your dog.