When nails grow too long, they can strain your dog’ leg muscles and prevent your dog from walking and running correctly.
When not trimmed, nails can even grow long enough to curl and pierce into the bottom of the paw pad, causing discomfort and even immobility. Ingrown nails can also result in infection, which causes pain and can even make a dog mean.
Nails serve to give traction and help your dog move and run without slipping and sliding. When nails get too long, it can inhibit movement and cause dogs to slip and fall.