old pets' nails - how do you trim 'em??
I've noticed this mostly on the older (smaller breed) dogs. Some dogs have nails that seem to be hollow. There's very little meat in them, and it's really hard to tell where the quick is. They also seem to grow at weird angles. I did a 12 year old sheltie earlier this week that had nails like this. She seemed quite sensitive to having her nails done, too, so I'm wondering about the nerve ending in there too?
Is the best way to trim these nails the same way you'd trim any other nail, or is there something else I should try? I dremel 95% of nails, but in this case, I was on vacation and doing a quick trim for the cottage owner's dog, so I only had her set of nail clippers to work with.
And since we're on the topic, is there a reason cat's nails tend to get thicker as they get older??