Is painting your pet’s nails taking grooming too far? Pet grooming has been taken to a whole other level with the introduction of pet nail polish. While it certainly is a fun way to enhance your pet’s appearance, does it pose health risks?
The answer is yes, and no. It all depends on what kind of nail polish you use. Human nail polish has harmful chemicals that can potentially harm your pet, especially if your pet likes to lick his/her paws or bites at his/her nails. Even the fumes from the nail polish can make your animal feel ill.
However, there are special types of nail polish for dogs. Dog nail polish is made up of all natural ingredients such as:
- Green tea extracts
Dog nail polish is also made to dry rather quickly, as a squirming dog can make painting nails a bit of a tough job. It also comes in as many colors as human nail polish! So there is no limit to options for your four-legged, fashionable friend—except maybe how long she’ll keep still during the application!
But not to worry. Creative pet lovers have created a way to give your pet colorful nails without the hassle of actually having to paint them. Dog nail caps are vinyl nail cups that are glued to your pet’s nails. And they come in all colors, too! Nail caps for dogs are a popular choice because they have a bonus feature: they prevent pet’s nails from scratching furniture or floors. This is a useful and fashionable option.
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