Crossroads Animal Hospital

123 Nashua Road
Londonderry, NH 03053


Body Like a Bulldog

This is our very first music video! It is a parody of the Sam Hunt song, "Body Like a Back Road." The video features pictures and video of some of our patients, as well as appearances by Dr. McCarthy, and two of our technicians, Bre and Rachael. 

Lyrics by: Laura, Veterinary Technician
Performed by: Dr. Kelly McCarthy
Video edited by: Traci, Client Care Representative

How to trim your cat's nails

How to trim your dog's nails

We thought it would be a good idea to post a video of how to trim your dog's nails to better help you do them at home. Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. And please see below for a close up of the nails being trimmed and an explanation of how to not accidentally clip the quick. 

When trimming the nails at home, you'll want to avoid accidentally clipping them too short and getting the quick. The quick is easier to see on light colored nails. If the nails are clear, the quick appears pink and the nail growing past it is white.  With black nails, you take off smaller amounts at a time until you see a shiny black spot. It's shinier than the nail, that is the quick. In some dogs, the spot might actually be white. So, when our technicians are clipping black nails, they are slowly, almost shaving, the nail away until they see that spot.  If you accidentally clip the quick and make it bleed, use styptic powder or, if you don't have that at home, then use corn starch or flour and pack it onto the nail. If you have any questions, give us a call.