- Jul 30, 2021
Hello all! Long time lurker-first time poster. My beautiful eight month old elf spyhnx Ouija is such a lovely, spunky, snuggly bean. However; he treats me cleaning his nails like he is dying! I mean-tears in the eyes, vocalization, brutal. I am very gentle and have tried all kinds of different methods. I tried wipes initially but think those were have been too rough/unpleasant for him. Then I tried a specific vet sanctioned cleaner and qtips. Now I’m using cotton pads and coconut oil (which is definitely the most effective on grime removal) but his attitude toward it has not changed once. Even though I know I’m not hurting him it breaks my heart. He also struggles so hard away from it I get worried I’m going to hurt him by holding him in place. Anyone have tips on specifically nail cleaning for an extremely sensitive little spirit? I want him to get used to it at the very least as it’s such a necessary part of grooming. (He’s also so good with everything else it’s a shame!) Advice would be appreciated and thank you all fellow parents!