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The Quick and the Dread


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A useful blog post with excellent images of the approaching quick of a dog's nails: The Secret Grey Dot Inside A Dog’s Black Nail.


So instead of searching the internet looking for my answer I called up one of my veterinarian friends and asked her. Much to my delight she reassured me that it was not a figment of my imagination and my dogs were not special. Black dog nails DO in fact have a grey dot when you are at the beginning of the quick. And then she asked me if I had blocked out the 8 years that I was a vet tech where a good percentage of my time was spent trimming nails.

Please forgive the post title. I know many people dread nail grooming (myself included) and I couldn't resist allusion to the quick and the dead.

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Packy does not have nails, he has thick bear claws, I swear!  I'm going to start looking for the gray dot, I didn't know about that.  Thanks?

Jandy and my Cairns, Kirby & Phinney 
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