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As if Jodi isn't amazing enough when it comes to pets and their wellbeing amongst all of us, she reveals this week that she's indeed spent time as a groomer and guess what?  She's going to help you understand the best practices for trimming those paws and claws when it comes to your pet. 



The meat and potatoes of this weeks episode is two fold.  The idea of trimming a pets nails can be intimidating to both pet and owner.  First off, from the pets perspective..."This is weird, what's that thing in their hand and why are they coming at me with it?"  From the pet owners view... "Oh, I am afraid I might hurt my pet or my pet might hurt me if they react poorly".  Both very understandable mindsets depending on how things are viewed, and by who. 

Let's fall back on some common threads.  One, how are you approaching the pet.  Presentation is key and if you try to make it an adventure, or at minimum "no big deal" it's the first step in the right direction.  Second, if it's a challenge, Jodi offers some ideas to make it a little easier of an adaptation to the idea of this necessary grooming step, including starting slow, with maybe one or two nails with a treat to distract.  How far to cut them back?  What to look for if you cut "too far" and how to prevent that from happening.  If you do get a little too short....is first aid necessary?  Jodi knows it all and shares it cover to cover.

Dog Blessed is brought to you by Clock's Timeless Pets and Must Love Dogs Pet Boutique in Grand Haven.  We thank them for their awesome support of the show! 

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