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Old 01-24-2009, 06:01 AM
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Default Re: Diabetes & Nail Trimming

From the time Ricky was a puppy until he was diagnosed at age 4, he had his nails trimmed at the nail shop where I had my nails done. The manicurist there kept a trimmer just for him (shh, don't tell anyone, I think it is against the law). I took him once a month, and before I got my nails done, she trimmed his. When I found out he was diabetic, even though this had been our routine for four years, I started taking him to the vet to get his nails trimmed. I just felt more secure having it done there, because we seemed to have more "accidents" than the vet does, and I was always so aware that with diabetics, any little thing can start that snowball rolling downhill. I think you just have to address your comfort level...and for me, at least, that meant going to the vet to get something done that I knew I could do myself. I don't regret it.

Love and hugs, Teresa and Ricky