Dog Nail Polish - is it different to human polish?

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  1. helen-rose

    helen-rose VP Dogs

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    Hi all
    I have seen nail polish for dogs on the market and I was wondering is this any different from human nail polish? what makes it suitable for dogs - is it because it is not harmful if they eat it?
    Also do dogs try to lick/chew it off or are they ok with it?
    thanks
     
  2. 2pups622

    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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    I think's it's no chemicals Or smells.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Ya, I asked kenyas groomer about this. its used because if ingested, it won't cause any problems. also, there is no chemical smell
     
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    Like said above, and also they dry really fast!
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    the nail polish we use for dogs smells stronger than human nail polish!
     
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    I think it just dries faster ?
    :p
     
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    misfitz Ruddy Buttinski

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    If it's less smelly and chemicall-y why aren't we using it on people? :)
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    in my experience it is more chemicall-y and smelly.
    not just one brand. we have tried four different brands!
     
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    its not as good. it doesn't give as pretty a sheen/color and doesn't last as long lol while i was doing kenyas nails i got curious and did my pinkie
     
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    when i play with rubies nails i use people nailpolish becuase the doggy stuff literally made her sneeze alot and gave me a headache...
    the only difference i saw was that the doggy one dried faster, but i wasnt impressed with coverage and needed a couple of coats still...

    ive found using the "quick set" spray (whcih is just clipper cool in a different bottle lol) on human nail polish works best...BUT probbaly not a good choice for a grooming place or somwhere that they might have to put them into a crate for drying time...i keep ruby on the counter after i do heres and wait for all paws to completly dry before setting her down.
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Davis makes a nail polish that only needs 1 coat even on black nails. it drys in about 30 seconds too.
    but it smells super strong.
     
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    I've used both dog and human polish on Ginger's nails. The dog polish does dry fast, but it sometimes needs more than one coat.
     

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