Probably not just a nervous habit
March 17, 2012 9:52 AM Subscribe
My dog is biting her nails. What should I do?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
I'm not sure what caused it... we take her to PetSmart for nail grinding every few weeks. She is always very fidgety and makes it difficult for the groomers, so I assume they must not have been able to finish the job nicely last time, and she started chewing because the nails were irritated. Now they're rough and splintered, and causing a lot of pain for herself and anyone she touches. And she keeps nibbling, making matters worse.
How do I fix the problem, and how do I prevent her from chewing her nails in the future?