What is the nail quick?

The quick is part of a dog’s nail, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It’s located on the center bed of the nail, under the hard outer shell. Depending on your dog’s nail color, the quick can be easily seen from the outside. If your pooch has dark-colored nails, it can be tricky to spot the quick.

The quick bleeds easily, so you want to make sure you don’t cut them when trimming your dog’s nails. By knowing where the quick is and by using proper nail-cutting equipment, you can prevent from injuring your furry friend. Nail trimming is most often best left to a professional dog groomer.