I found a product online that I'm considering buying for filing my puppy's toe nails. I had one of those bad experiences where I accidentally clipped her toe nail too low, and cut the quick of the nail. So now I'm pretty much traumatized (probably more than her!), and never want to try the clippers again. Also, my puppy Mollly gets very jumpy when I have a tool in my hand, and I'm trying to get her to sit still. This product is pretty much like a Dremmel (I think), but it says it's pretty quiet, and apparently some dogs don't mind it at all- there's even a little video on their website of a little bichon willingly handing his paw to be worked on! (I don't know how this could be fake, so I'm wiling to believe it). Just wondering if any of you have used it? The basic model is $19.99, which seems reasonable and the "deluxe" one is $29.99; the only difference seems to be that the deluxe has a better motor and a lifetime warranty (makes you wonder why they don't just put a good motor in both!) Any reviews would be greatly appreciated! You can see the product on their site https://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/pedipw_ontv.html
I ordered one and can't wait to get it, Daschund, how long did it take to come in the mail? My dog has black nails so I worry about hurting him since I can't see the quick. I asked my vet about it before ordering it, and he recommended it to me. He suggested just touching it gently to your dogs foot, not the filing part, but just the motor, so they can slowly get used to the sound and vibration before you just go at it. Makes sense to me, I just wish it would come in the mail already! I am curious to see how long the filing bands last, I would think a dog with thick nails would wear out the file fast, like a finger nail file.
Buddha4me, I went on the Pedipaws site again, and if you start the order, the website prompts to you to accept/decline a number of extras, one of them being replacement files. A pack of 10 is $7.99. I think I would order it first, and test it, and then order the replacements if needed. Thanks for the replies! I feel better buying this thing (which I'll most likely do), knowing that other people have used it, or at least have heard of it. Dachsund, I'm wondering how long it will take in the mail too- did you have to wait a long time?
It is nothing more than a battery operated dremmel with a head that has holes and you size which hole fits your dogs nails.
The problem I see is most people won't know how to use it. 1. The speed of the dremmel will build up heat and the dog will feal that and fight the tool 2. The dog hears the sound and feels the heat and pulls away 3. You don't look for the quick and you bleed the dog
Good points 1. If you hit the quick you only hit the end of it and not the middle 2 If you don't quick the dog and keep the nails close to the quick the quick will receed and stay short 3. If the dog fights you, you can't slip and cut the nail too short on one shot
I use a dremmel and do my dogs every week. One dog just stands there and enjoys being pampered while the other dog hates it and we fight the whole time I do the nails
I use a Dremmel as well, I would rather be able to see the nail on the tool then have a plastic window preventing my view. I really dont understand how people can be sucked into purchasing this gimmicky crap.
From what I can tell from the reviews, the only people who really like it are the ones who have not used a dremmel, those that have used both say this thing is slow and takes way longer to trim the nail. Some have resorted to trimming with regular clippers then using it to soften the edges. Most complain about the battery, that it doesnt last long enough to do large dogs nails.
As I said I use a Dremmel, I can do all 3 of my dogs, one of which is 120-130lbs and never have an issue with it dieing. And they cost less money. Replacement sanding wheels for my Dremmel are 5 bucks for like 20.
Most dremels come with the sanding wheel, it it a rubber thing that has a screw in the end, you put the sand paper wheel on it and tighten the screw down, this squishes the rubber and it holds the sand paper wheel on. This is the ones I use, 120 grit is what dremel calls it. http://www.dremelstore.us/dremel66.html
The biggest problem, is you have to train your dog to accept it. Just like you would have train your dog to accept having thier nail cut. If they struggle or pull away, you have to say no and do a nail, give a treat, and so on. It isn't like the commercial and the dogs/cats just sit there like nothing is happening. You have to teach them. One of our grooming clients purchased it, said she tried it once and the dog didn't like it, so she gave it to us. You can't do that. Have someone help you hold the dog, do a nail or foot give a treat, and do another one the next day until they learn. You can still hit the quick and bleed the nails. I like the dremal, it is easier to see what I am doing.
I have a dremel 300 & 400 I prefer the 300 because I like the way it fits my hand and the speed control is a slide right by my thumb. I do my dogs every week so they just need a touch up and I don't spend too much time on each nail or paw. I also find my female who doesn't really like it will fight me a little less if I slow it down, it changes the sound of the machine. When I say she fights me I don't mean I have to have someone hold her down, she just pulls away every now and then. I read a great article on someones web page on training the dog to accept the dremel, can't remember the web page at this moment but I will post it when I do.
The website is Doberdawn.com it is the best article I have read on how to dremel a dogs nail and introducing the dog to the dremel. Read it
I have been using a Dremel on my dogs' nails for about 16 years. I started out with an electric one which was very loud and I had to deal with the cord getting in the way. I bought a rechargeable one and really like it, the quietness and not having a cord is a real plus. Anything that is rechargeable works best on a full discharge/recharge cycle. If the battery is not completely dead when I am done doing nails I just let the grinder run until it stops and then do a recharge. I have done many breeds and sizes of dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits with little to no problems. I have done the nails of dogs that had to be muzzled or they would bite their owners when clipping nails and they would lay down and let me do the nails with no problems and no muzzles needed.As with most grooming of animals the person doing the grooming has to have self-confidence and stay calm and patient at all times or the animal will become more fearful and harder to handle.
The advertising is insaine for this product!! I guess it's good for them, but when it comes down to good customer service, they suck. I've tried calling them multiple times and never recieved a phone call back. I'm a big fan of customer service, so in that aspect, they definately lost me as a customer.
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One of the talk shows did a review on this product. I think it was Good Morning America. It faired OK with little dogs, but not so good with big dogs. I have been using a regular rechargeable dremel on my dogs for years. I start my pups on it at 3 wks old. And teach my new puppy owners how to continue this. You can buy this small rechargeable dremel at Wal Mart for $19.99.
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