How do you cut the black nails?

Canada
February 14, 2008 10:36am CST
I usually cut my dogs nails myself. The problem is, I never cut the black nails short enough. I'm terrified that I will cut that vein that is in them. Is there a better way to see the vein in the black nails in order to avoid cutting it while still cutting the nail short enough?
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Where the nail is curved and starts getting thick is where the vein starts. For our cat with black nails, I use that as a guide.