Nail trimming is essential for maintaining good health. If a dog's nails are allowed to grow, they will curl over into a spiral shape; walking will become increasingly painful to the dog as they grow, putting pressure on the dogs toes (a bit like walking in shoes that are too small). Uncut nails may curl so far that they pierce the paw pad, leading to infection and debilitating pain. If one does not trim a dog's nails on a monthly basis they will grow along with the nail, making it nearly impossible to cut properly. Owners may choose to trim nails themselves or may opt to take their pet to a groomer or veterinarian.
Hair cuts provide a close up review of the skin and coat. A good groomer will take note and inform the owner of issues they come across while working on a dog. Key health warning signs like hot spots, rashes, hives and other skin irritations can be noted as can a dry or brittle coat.
To trim the hair in a way that is comfortable for your dog and looks right, you’ll need more than a standard pair of scissors. Go to a pet supply store and look for a full set of grooming scissors.
The paint is a non-toxic mineral powder that you mix with water, coconut oil or pet-safe gel. Just mix it up and paint any design on your dog's face.