DOG PEDICURE just got easier
Before Sherlock, I didn’t know anything about dogs and the importance of appropriate nail length. After talking to dog enthusiasts and research I’ve learned that dogs nails should not touch the ground. Why? Nails that touch the ground affect the dog’s posture. The attached video has a good explanation if you have time to watch, but basically Dr. Leslie Woodcock, DVM says it’s similar to if a person were to have long nails and short shoes on that constantly jabbed the nails back into your nail beds, ouch. If you have just a minute watch from 1.04 – 3.30 after that Dr. Leslie discusses how to cut/dremel and get your dogs nails shorter.
Mr. Wigglebutt receives weekly pedicures (pawdicures, haha!) with a hand held sander. I always grind a little off the top (alternative cut line) to keep the quick receded and then tap the sides and front to take off a little length. It’s important not to hold the dremel to the nail for more than a few seconds because it can heat up. Once a dog’s nails are the appropriate length the dremel only takes a few minutes to grind off the nail growth from the week and smooth out the edges. I like nails rounded, it’s a personal preference because I think they look nice that way.
Over the last year I’ve felt less than satisfied with our sanding equipment, but I hate to buy something we already have so I’ve been suffering along with our pet knock off of a Dremel. Our original version was a corded, low powered, and very noisy sander. It worked well enough so I hadn’t replaced it.
Below are a couple pictures of our old set up.
Well a couple months ago we had an whoopsy daisy (a few times), I dropped the sander and now the the power is spotty.
To the internet! I always knew the replacement would be an actual Dremel. After a couple years of using my knock off I knew I was going to look for – cordless and quiet. FOUND IT!
Reviews on Dremel’s website give it an average of 3 stars. Some complaints about the charging station and others about hefty project capabilities. Although I’d love to find another use for this tool, it’s Sherlock’s pawdicure tool so I’m not concerned about being able to create jewelry or cut through plywood.
My rating? All paws up! I would deem this a 5 star dog pedicure tool. I wish I bit the bullet earlier because this is an example of the job is always easier with the correct equipment.
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