• We have had extreme difficulty trying to trim our 2-year-old Redbone Coonhound's nails. While he cooperated the first time we tried, using treats, we have been trying unsuccessfully for several months to trim his nails again. He is terrified and will not come near the clippers. We attempted to bring him to a groomer and even bought dog nail grinder while using treats, and both ended horribly. We are increasingly frustrated and out of ideas - is this something that some dogs may need medication for, to calm them down? We are concerned that his nails will continue to grow and this will become increasingly more urgent. Thank you.

    Hi Caitlin, I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this issue. Toe nail trimming is something that many dogs will not tolerate. While some pets may need to be fully sedated for this, others may do well with a sedative and behavior modification. Your vet can get some more information from you about his previous attempts and then recommend the appropriate treatment that he needs.

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