How To Cut Black Dog Nails. It will minimize the nail impact on the floor and also helps the quick recede. Gently but firmly hold one of your dogs paws between your thumb and forefinger.
The pulp is the alert sign that you are so close from reaching the quick. If your dog has white and black nails you can use the white nails as a guide to where the quick may be on the black nails but keep in mind that all nails are different and the quick may be longer or shorter on other nails. If your dog has a lot of hair around his paws go ahead and trim the hair so that you can get a better view of the nail.
Keep cutting until you notice the black center of the nail.
Avoid clipping the quick by making multiple small cuts and making your way up slowly before you go too far. If bleeding doesnt stop after 10 minutes call your vet. Start to clip your doggies nail from top to bottom. After youve made one trim look at your dogs nail head-on.