Okay, as many of you know we have a foster (prob soon to be adopted by us ) dog named Bentley. I'm happy to report that he is now a whopping 42 lbs!! (Pretty darn good to go from 15 lbs to 42 lbs in 44 days!!) Anyway - back to why I'm here...before he was reascued he was chained to the end of a moblie home on a 4' chain. No room to move. Due to that his nails are severely overgrown. Luckily he lets me clip them easily. Also luckily they're all clear so I can see how far I can cut to. My question is this - because they were so long the blood goes out farther than it would in a normal nail. I clip it as far as I can but they're still awfuly long and still make his toes spread apart. Is there anything I can do to make the shortening process go faster? I'm assuming that the more I clip them - eventually the blood part will shorten back to normal so he can have normal length nails. Also we do exercise him regularly but it's on soft grass, now that it's getting warmer we'll probably take him to the track to walk - which will wear them down naturally, but we can't let him walk too long or his feet/toes gets sore from being all spread apart and twisted. Is the only thing to do be patient and wait for them to heal themselves or is there a "trick" to getting them shorter without hurting his feet?