You will need:
Since Monkey doesn’t stay still for long, I do the ear cleaning, nail cleaning, trimming, & eye cleaning in separate sessions, which happens more frequently than a bath.
Black gunk builds up under the nail sheath.
You will see gunk in 2 areas:
1. at the start of nail bed
2. under the skin fold
You can wipe it off with bath wipes or soft tissue wrapped around your finger. Q-tips don’t really work well because the tips are too soft & round.
Be careful not to be too rough near the nail bed…if possible, go close to it without touching it.
To clean under the skin fold, hold the skin back with your one hand and clean with the other.
Once you clean them, it may last a week or more until the next cleaning.
Monkey got his nails trimmed today. I knew they were getting too long because Monkey jumped on my back and made a hole in my shirt 😦
Press the paws…the claws will extend out. Then cut only the claw and avoid the “quick,” which is the pink part (shown above). Cutting the quick may result in bleeding & pain.
When using human nail clippers, position it vertically, which is perpendicular to the way we use it on our nails. This will minimize nail chipping.