Older Dog Cries In Pain From Walking On “Longest Nails Our Staff Has Ever Seen”

Trembling from years of neglect, the sweet furbaby bowed her head and prayed her saviors would trim her severely overgrown nails.

When a dog's nails begin to touch the ground, they should be cut by a trained expert, such as a dog groomer, vet tech, or even the pet parents at home.

Nail trimmings on a regular basis maintain a dog happy, healthy, and balanced. Long nails on a dog are unpleasant and are the equivalent of walking all day in very high shoes.

No dog should have to endure the agony of untrimmed nails. The Humane Society of Marion County in Florida recently came across a stray dog with the worst nails they'd ever seen. 

The 10-year-old Labrador mix came at the shelter in bad shape. She was lumpy and had the longest nails the shelter personnel had ever seen.

According to a Facebook post, “some of Docena's nails were so long that they started to TWIST and painfully twist around each other.” The only way the dog could have ended up like that is via complete neglect. No one knows how long she was alone, but her nails were in desperate need of attention. Docena's nails had to be carefully clipped because they were so long. In addition, some cancers must be removed under anesthesia.

The shelter cautioned everyone that more than one-quarter of unspayed female dogs will develop at least one mammary tumor in their lifespan. Because these tumors are frequently malignant, it is a good idea to have a dog spayed or neutered when necessary. They also discovered that the dog was born with a limb abnormality. This does not seem to be a problem for her because she actively uses her legs.

Docena will be taken care of by the Humane Society team. She gradually recovers and begins to enjoy the freedom of walking without long nails. We wish her the best of luck in her recovery and encourage our readers to always check their dog's nail length. If you need to trim them, consult your veterinarian or pet groomer.

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