Struggling to Cut Your Dog’s Nails? Try This Woman’s Peanut Butter Hack!

This lockdown has seen people experimenting with lots of things to keep boredom at bay. Unique and exciting happenings from the social media world have instantly gone viral with everyone trying it out and posting online, like the Dalgona Coffee Challenge, Bingo stories, and #until tomorrow challenge. 

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Lindsey Shelton, a 27-year-old nurse from the US shared a peanut butter hack on TikTok for trimming a dog’s nails with ease. If you are a pet parent, you will know how impossible this task seems as not all dogs will give you their paws in peace. 

Shelton uses a smart tactic to keep the dog distracted while she can cut the nails. She wraps her head with plastic and then applies peanut butter on her forehead. She mentions that the peanut butter she uses is free of Xylitol, a sweetener that is dangerous for dogs. When she sits down, her dog goes straight for the peanut butter and starts licking while Shelton clips those nails. 

If you are wondering how it turned out, it was 100% effective! 


Need help clipping your dogs nails? I gotchu. #dogsoftiktok #tiktokdogs #tiktokdiy #fyp #foryoupage #smallgestures

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The video has more than 2 million views and many dog owners are now trying out this hack after watching her video and sharing their experience online. Praises were pouring in for Shelton with people calling her a genius! and even professional groomers agreed. 

She is even thinking of selling this hack as a product! 

Shelton and her husband are traveling nurses and they are currently assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic wherever necessary. Shelton says that she is always surrounded by at least 4 dogs but due to lack of space in their RV they have just two dogs with them, Murphy and Schmidt. 

Shelton regularly fosters dogs and wishes she could have 87 of them around here! She also uses this attention to ask people to foster shelter dogs. 

With everything being closed now, you need to play the groomer’s role with your furry friends and this hack is a good start! 

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