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My 12 year old Akita will not let me clip her nails and they

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My 12 year old Akita will not let me clip her nails and they are so long now it is causing problems with her
walking and other things. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

1) Has she ever allowed you to trim her nails?
2) If unable to do this yourself, are you able to take her to a vet clinic or groomer to have it done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she used to let me clip her nails but as she's gotten older - she now refuses and gets up and runs and fights me.
She is not social at all so we have vets come to the house. It's so distressing and now her nails are so long it is interfering with how she walks. I just don't know what to do. She has always been very dominant and wild.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Can you describe the typical protocol you use for trimming her nails, please?