What do you do to keep your dog's nails trimmed? Do you do let the vet/groomer do it or do you do it yourself? If the latter, what nail trimmer are you using and how do you gauge how far to clip? Over the years, I've had a handful of instances where I've caught the quick on my dogs' nails and I know it's painful for them. Not only that, they bleed like crazy and it's hard to stop. During the warm weather months, this isn't as much of a problem, since I'm able to walk them on pavement and their nails wear naturally. In the past, whenever I've brought the two of them (both black labs) to the vet, they've always given them complimentary nail trims. The last time I was there in December, they actually asked, which should have raised a red flag in my head. I said sure, and the next thing I know, I've got a $30 charge on my bill for trimming both their nails. I've often trimmed them myself, but I get nervous at how short they can be trimmed. If it's too risky, I guess I'll just pay the cash for the vet to do it, since I don't want them to be suffering.