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Does the Pedi Paws actually work?
Is there something about the tool itself that keeps you from cutting the nail so short it bleeds? Or is it just because it grinds slowly that you are less able to get the quick?

PS That has got to be "trick photography" in the commercial where it shows the cat's paw.......
 

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I dont know anything about it, but from what I have heard on here it doesnt have the strength to do the big dog nails, the charge runs out fast. A dremmel tool will do the job just as well.
 

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Honestly I've never read a good review about these.
 

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I dont know anything about it, but from what I have heard on here it doesnt have the strength to do the big dog nails, the charge runs out fast. A dremmel tool will do the job just as well.
Yup. I have a PediPaws and I just bought a dremmel. The dremmel is 100% better than the PediPaws.
 

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So, if I get a Dremmel, can I still accidentally cause the nail to bleed? I mean, can you cut too short with it just like with the nail clippers?
 

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It's technically possible, but unlikely if you stop and check every few seconds. I've never gone too short with it. I almost always go too short with clippers
 

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You don't want to use any grinder for more than a few seconds before you stop, allow the nail to cool down and then start again. You could possibly grind too low if you just kept grinding. But it gets hot and it can burn the if you aren't careful.
 

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Is there an animal Dremmel and a home improvement type Dremmel? Or is it just the one tool?
 

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Dremel is much, much better. We bought a Pedipaws when we first got Tucker and it's horrible, plus it's really loud and scared both of our dogs half to death. We finally bought a rechargable Dremel and it's a hundred times better quality than the Pedipaws and gets the job done a lot faster. DH referred to Pedipaws the dog torture device. Don't waste your money on it.

This is what we have and I love the thing. I don't know how I got by without it. Totally well worth the money.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3312954
 

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I use the pedi paws. It took Murphy a couple of times to get used to it, but now he just sits there and waits. Of course he was never really too upset with it, just a little apprehensive.
However, I think that you can grind too far. I just gring for a second or so at a time, then touch the claw with my finger to reduce any heat from the friction, then a few seconds more, and so on, until they are the way that I want. If you have ever had acrylic nails applied to your own nails, you can appreciate the pause to avoid overheating.
I do this every week, so that I can take a little more off each time if I want.
I will say that you have to be firm to avoid it skipping on the claw. The skipping doesn't seem to hurt, but it does sort of make Murphy jerk a little out of fear.

Yup. I have a PediPaws and I just bought a dremmel. The dremmel is 100% better than the PediPaws
I can vouch that the dremel does do the job quicker and a little smoother, as I use nail dremels on myself; however, something that most people don't realize unless they use these professionally (such as a nail tech.) is that these get very hot, very fast. I have burned my own nails several times, and I can tell you that it hurts like heck.
 

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The pedi paws might work to just barely smooth out the edges of a nail you've already clipped, but it doesn't actually take any significant length off. Plus it's really awkward to try to fit the dog's nail into the hole so that the grinder will reach it.
 

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I'm glad I saw this thread. I saw an ad for the PediPaw and wondered if they were any good. With my new lab, I can't see the quick on his black nails like I could with my golden. Looks like I need a dremel to get me by until I have vet visits and let them clip the nails.
 

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I use a standard hardware dremel. I think it's a higher quality piece of equipment than pedi-paws.

Yes, the nature of the tool sanding the nail away makes it less likely that you'll hit the quik.

Just be extremely careful with dogs who have long fur, especially on their paws. When I dremel my Papillon's nails, I put plastic wrap around his whole paw and just pop one nail through it at a time so the fur is held back.

EDIT: Misspelled "dremel".
 
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