If so, do they work?
I was told the Peticure Elite model would be the correct model for a big dog. http://www.peticure-grooming.com/Peticu ... p_0-9.html
Of course Peticure Elite one is $30 more than the Pedipaws one below which is supposed to be a one size fits all model. http://www.pedipaws.com/index2.html?dir ... C2B9A69583 I saw some feedback on a website that the Pedi-paws was under powered and didn't really get the job done.
I was thinking about going with option #3.
The Peticure Safe Guard
http://www.peticure-grooming.com/Peticu ... _0-14.html
It fits a dremel which I already have and I like the way just the nail goes in so it would be harder to get fur tangled.
But before I make any purchase I thought I would ask if anyone had used either and had any feedback.
|You can also just go to the hardware store and buy a "dremel". They are the exact same thing and most are easier to handle than those pet dremels and usually less expensive. I use a dremel on my kids all the time. Its just like when someone goes to get their nails done at a salon and they scuff off the top layer and buff them. Thats just my personal opinion because I didnt want to spend so much on a pet product.|
|I have the Peticure attachment only and use it on a Dremel tool.
This is my setup... http://oesusa.com/NailGrindingAttachment.jpg
I've had it for several months now and love it. I searched for reviews online too before I purchased and found they had a problem, at least at first, with the power so I opted for the attachment only. It catches/holds a lot of the nail dust too.
I don't have to worry about the consequences of accidentally dropping the grinder on the dog... never did that but it was a concern for me since I grind one dog's nails while she's on her back. She hated having her nails clipped but tolerates this process much better.
|Ooh, I didn't know there was an attachment like that, Jaci. Is it a special order thing or can I get it at a Home Depot. I have a mini dremel, too but I worry about dropping it on them so the guard would be great.|
This is the attachment Jaci was talking about. Doesn't fit all dremels, but most http://www.peticure-grooming.com/Peticu ... _0-14.html
I have seen them on e-bay, but they seem to be higher prices on ebay than on the peticure site.
|I refuse to buy either one as I'm being bombarded with Spam by both companies!!!|
I have a mini dremel, too but I worry about dropping it on them so the guard would be great.
The dog I have to flip on her back is high strung and quick to use her mouth. She's never bitten a human but I didn't want to set her up to fail by dropping the tool on her and having it twist her fur. It seems it would be painful. I was more nervous using grinders without the guard and I'm sure my schip/cattledog mix could pick up on that too. They had clipped a nail too short once at the vet's office and she's never forgotten it. We've built trust/respect that I don't want to mess up.
|I use the mini dremel - and I have to say I have dropped it (Marley is very skemish about her feet). it does tangle in the fur and them sort of stops - she never even seemed to notice.|
|I bought the Peticure Safe Guard for the Dremel.
I am so excited. No more clipping nails... YEAH!!
Unfortunately it's going to take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
So I guess I am stuck with sharp nails on all dogs until then.
|How often do you need to clip/grind?
Why do I ask?
Well Archie seems to have the quick permenantly present at his claw ends, I am just concerned that I am fooling/convincing myself they are okay.
When he was around 6 months I clipped a slither of nail off about 1mm and he bled.
I am obviously cautious not to repeat that.
Archie has all of his walks mainly on paved surfaces (and his off leash run in the fields)
I read that their nails if heard clicking when walking are to long, if this is correct then how would the nails wear down if not touching the ground?
|I grind my Schip/Cattle Dog-mixes about every 2-3 weeks. (I say both now because people laugh and say she's too enormous to be a Shipperke but that's what she looks like to me! ) She has back dewclaws too... all black nails of course! Frequent grinding may encourage to quick to retract. I've gotten my Schip's (:lol:) nails shorter over the past 6 months with more frequent grinding. Neither of us dreads the process as much now either.
One thing to remember when you grind... just for people who have never done it but would like to try. You're only supposed to keep the grinding drum on a nail for just a few seconds, then go on to the next nail until you've done all 10 in the front or back... then repeat as many times as necessary until the nails are at the length you're aiming for. The speed of the sanding drum causes friction on the nail, the friction causes heat which can be uncomfortable or even painful so this is why you only use it a brief time on each nail. Observe the tool speed recommendations too. This is the article that taught me to grind dogs' nails...
http://homepages.udayton.edu/~merensjp/ ... remel.html
Another thing I like about that Peticure attachment is there isn't as much nail dust flying all over so less for me and the dog to breath. I still put down an old sheet before grinding nails and I cover Meesha's nose with a light cloth because she's upside down.
Darth Snuggle wrote:
I refuse to buy either one as I'm being bombarded with Spam by both companies!!!
I know what you mean! I get spam from them all the time!
|My husband ordered one for me but it hasn't come yet. I know we have a dremel some where, but he ordered the whole thing. I have a fear of power tools, so it will take me a bit to get used to it.|
|i have thought about purchasing a product but have not yet, will check this out.|
|I purchased the professional model because I was worried about having the enough power. Miley does much better having her nail ground at the groomers but I was always afraid of getting her fur caught. My hubby saw the infomercial and thought we should try.
If he wants to buy grooming tool - I am on board. We did not check to see if the drummel with the separate attachment would have been less expensive.
I ordered in August and I am still waiting to get it! They did say shipping was 4-6 weeks.
|I saw the Pedi-Paws - The 19.99 one at CVS.
I may pick up one for my sister. Her dog is small and it would probably work for her.
|Got my Peticure Safe Guard in the mail the other day. Finally got a chance to use it today.
I was able to get 2 out of 3 dogs completely done.
With Pepsi, I am going to need to get him on the grooming table.
Lacey and Rags did their typical pull away moves, with Billy holding the dogs, I was able to get both the girls done perfectly.
This is the first time Lacey's nails are short. They are dark, mostly black and I can't see the quick. Lacey is also a nail chewer and had the sharpest nails. Not any more.
It was so much faster than cutting the nails. Same drama as always when it comes to nail clipping.... but from now on, this is the only way to do it. You can't beat the results.
|...and I got the peticure and it doesn't work very well. Heck, I think I could do a better job with a throw away nail file. It doesn't seem to have any power...even with a plug in cord.|
|If you have a Dremel, return the Peticure and get the Peticure Safe Guard. I am so in love with it.|
|...of course, I don't have any of the paperwork. My husband is a receipt trasher.|
|Our groomer uses a dremel and Chauncey's nails are great, much easier on furniture and my legs. After reading this post I am going to order the attachment for the dremel tool. I do them between groomings with a regular clipper. I'm lucky Chaunce has white nails so I've never knicked him, but they are so rough afterwards.|
|I finally used the Peticure Attachment on Pepsi.
Same fuss as the nail clippers but I got it done in 1/2 the time and perfect on each nail.
I bought my Sister the Pedipaws and used it last weekend on her 16 lbs Terrier Mix. I was not impressed. If you press too hard against the sanding band the machine just locks up. It took at least 5X longer to do a nail than it did with my Dremel Attachment from Peticure.
It is underpowered but quiet.... did the job, but it took some time.
My final opinion is... if you have a dremel, buy the Peticure attachment.
I love my Peticure Safe Guard.
I feel the Pedipaws is underpowered. Light weight and portable, does the job, but does it slowly. Not sure how it would work with a Sheepie.
For anyone looking I highly recommend the Peticure Safe Guard
|I have the same problem with my peticure...the machine doesn't work well at all.|
|I have to say that I still LOVE the attachment... I use it on a Dremel. Less nail dust to breath and fewer worries if I were to accidentally drop the running tool on the dog. I'm thinking of getting a second attachment just to have on hand.
I have the same problem with my peticure...the machine doesn't work well at all.
I searched for reviews online too before I purchased and found they had a problem, at least at first, with the power so I opted for the attachment only.
This was the review I had read that made me decide to purchase only the attachment...
http://groomblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/p ... omers.html
I'd call the company and talk with them about the problems you're having.
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