I can see red dots inside the cut portion of my dog's nails (not to mention the hang nail).
Does this mean that the vet cut them too short?
Not sure if this is normal, or if I need to find a new vet.
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The nails should not be cut through where there's a blood supply (where it is pink or red). It's an indication that they have been cut too short.
There's also nerves in that part of the nail and it can be painful.
Not all vets are equal, unfortunately and some have a better skill and ethical devotion to animal welfare. I'd recommend finding a better vet.
Light colored claws are easier to cut than dark claws as the blood vessels and nerves that supply the claw, called the quick, are easier to see.
Cut the claw to within approximately 2 millimeters of the quick.
If you cut into the quick, the claw will bleed and the dog will experience pain.
As you cut the nail deeper, you will see a homogeneous gray to pink oval (3) starting to appear at the top of the cut surface of the nail. Stop cutting the nail at this point as additional cutting will cut into the quick.
As you can see here, they stop cutting as soon as any pink or red is seen.