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Old 12-17-2019, 03:11 PM
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Default Dog nail clippers.......suggestions/type??

What brand and type of nail clippers do you recommend? My girl is about 45# and doesn't mind me messing with her feet. The Vet has always clipped her before. She didn't mind it. Seems pretty simple and straight forward.. I know not to cut into the quick. I'll trim them little at a time
I've looked at grinding/sanding drum type and cutting blade types..

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Old 12-17-2019, 03:16 PM
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I bought a $10 dremel type tool from harbor freight. Comes with a bunch of sanding drums. Works great but can be a little messy, I do it outside so doesn't bother me really.
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Dremel or similar done outside w/mask - no sharp edges when done.
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I cut the quick once on my lab and he never let me touch his nails again. Blood everywhere in house.... After that I had to walk him on a leash once a week or so on pavement, with my son bouncing a tennis ball in front of him. That did the trick..
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i use a Millers Forge nail clipper I got almost 20 years ago and have used a dremel for a lot of years with the sanding drums. both do the job well.
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Take er to the vet...you hit the vein - horror show
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Dremel or similar 100%. The mini that HF has works good and it easy to manage. Iv got a battery dremel and it works real good. Iv cut the nails short too many times to use anything but electric. Lost our dog last week after 13 solid years. Just trimmed her nails 2 weeks ago. Thread Brought a tear to my eye
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One of my dogs trims her own nails, not kidding, she literally nibbles them every so often so we don’t even get a chance to trim. The other one freeks out with any kinda noise/clipping so we have the groomer do it.
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I thought about using my Dremel. Just not comfortable with it. There are no safety features to prevent accidents...ouch! and I think the noise would scare her. A Dremel is just not designed for that application.. If I cause her any pain, she would never trust me or anyone again with her nails. ..

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Vet - best $15 I can think of
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I cut the quick once on my lab and he never let me touch his nails again. Blood everywhere in house.... After that I had to walk him on a leash once a week or so on pavement, with my son bouncing a tennis ball in front of him. That did the trick..
I made that mistake with my Chessie years ago..I felt bad..
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I tried the pedi paws thing. Freaked both my dogs out.

I just use a regular pair of dog nail clippers. Corn starch works to clot if you hit the quick. One of my dogs has black nails and its impossible to see where the nerve is at, so I hit one almost every time with her squirming around.

My collie mutt is about 45lbs and really hates having her feet messed with. Generally I have to bear hug her and have my wife do the clipping.
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Originally Posted by limey940 View Post
One of my dogs trims her own nails, not kidding, she literally nibbles them every so often so we don’t even get a chance to trim. The other one freeks out with any kinda noise/clipping so we have the groomer do it.
My chihuahua mix does this, but they split and bleed like crazy when she does it, so I have to keep them short as possible.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Take er to the vet...you hit the vein - horror show
Agreed, This is exactly what I want to avoid. I want this to be a non- event for her..
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My dog clipper,good looking bird with nice assets and works in a hot shed. She’s 5’5 I’m 6’3 can’t help but look down.igot to hold my dog to get the nails done, i now it’s hard.
No photos she’d shoot me.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Dremel or similar 100%. The mini that HF has works good and it easy to manage. Iv got a battery dremel and it works real good. Iv cut the nails short too many times to use anything but electric. Lost our dog last week after 13 solid years. Just trimmed her nails 2 weeks ago. Thread Brought a tear to my eye
Made me think of "Buddy" I'm tearing up now..Sorry, We both lost a great friend....
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Dremel. My dog has mostly black nails, and I cannot see the quicks. Every time with the clippers, I would catch at least one, and have to chase him through the house to stop the bleeding with stiptic powder. With the Dremel, I can tell I am getting close when he pulls the paw back, so no more bloody toes.
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Originally Posted by peter bear View Post
My dog clipper,good looking bird with nice assets and works in a hot shed. She’s 5’5 I’m 6’3 can’t help but look down.igot to hold my dog to get the nails done, i now it’s hard.
No photos she’d shoot me.
sounds reasonable, how about pics of.........good looking bird with nice assets

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