Nails need to be trimmed about every 6 weeks, though this does vary and often can depend on the frequency of outdoor walking. If they are left to grow too long, nails can break or grow inward. You may wish to do this at home or have the vet or groomer clip them. At the vet office, the typical cost is $10 to $15.
If you opt to do this at home, you may wish to use a grinder, which is an electronic filer; these are easy to use and helps avoid clipping too short and reaching the quick (vein that runs down the center).
put up with a lot. Heat, cold, pebbles, snow. A quality paw wax can restore paw health and protect against the elements. This can offer a layer from hot pavements in the summer and freezing surfaces in the winter. Paw wax can also prevent snowballing (tiny pieces of snow that wedge between pads or toes).
is also exposed to the elements. It's not uncommon for the nose to dry out
or even peel or crack in the winter. In the summer, while some sun is good (and can keep the nose black), too much exposure can cause issues as well. A good nose balm can keep the nose leather in good condition.