Nail trimming. Everyone’s favorite activity, or not so much. This goes back to what is known as cooperative care. Cooperative care is when we train the animals we live and work with to help us care for them. This goes a long way to lowering the stress levels of all involved: You and your family, the veterinary staff, and the animals themselves. A little bit of prep work goes a long way to make every vet visit or nail trim to go smoothly.