Nail Trimming for Dogs

Getting your dog used to having their nails trimmed and their feet handled will help ensure that veterinary and grooming appointments will be pleasant. Start by having your dog become comfortable with having their feet touched and work up to nail trimming slowly. You can start by touching the paw with the clippers or maybe you only do one or two nails at a time, remember always keep your sessions positive, praising your dog as you go along.

Did you know that we offer nail trim demonstrations? Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our trained team members.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?

How often you cut your dog’s nails can vary for each pet. A general rule is every 3-4 weeks.

What is the dog grooming cost for small, medium and large dogs?

We currently offer grooming out of our Clayton Park location in Halifax


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Last updated: June 18, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

As of June 21, 2021, we will return to our Open Door Protocols. Please feel free to access the building directly under the following guidelines.


Please note, failure to comply with Covid-19 safety measures may result in revoked or restricted access.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED



Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at PetWorks Veterinary Hospital