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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Claw trimming

Do you file or clip? What brands do you use
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 11:15 AM
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I have yet to do Zoe's nails so I'm curious to see what everyone uses. She had them clipped at the vet 3 weeks ago but she's got some rather impressive talons already. So I'm looking to buy something this weekend.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 11:40 AM
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WDJ issue that just arrived has an article on what to use and how to use them.

Recommend scissor-type clippers vs guiltonine and dremmel tool.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 12:57 PM
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I use the Miller's Forge nail clippers.
http://www.amazon.com/Millers-Forge-Stainless-Steel-Clipper/dp/B0002ARUKQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394214933&sr=8-3&keywords=dog+nail+clippers
Inexpensive to buy on Amazon (but not Petco... I think Petco charges $20 for them! Eep!) and sharp. They cut through my 110+ lber's nails very easily. They are quiet, too. I can get his nails done in just a few minutes with this clipper. I am interested in getting a Dremmel sometime in the future, though.
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I use Millers Forge as well, they're very well made and worth the price. I clip multiple dogs nails, both small and large and they've held up extremely well

This is the one I have, slightly different than below

http://www.amazon.com/Millers-Forge-Nail-Clip-Large/dp/B004QJYZ52/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1394215317&sr=1-2

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I use a dremel on my dog's nails. I can get it a LOT closer than I can with clippers as I'm terrified I'll quick him. It gives me a heart attack if they yelp when I'm doing them. I usually let my husband man the dremel and I man the treats. Works great and only takes a few minutes to do all 4 feet with both of us doing it.

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My dog reacts much better to the dremel than clipppers. Also you can round them off so they don't accidently scratch you.

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I have Safari nail clippers. http://www.amazon.com/Safari-Professional-Large-Nail-Trimmer/dp/B0002ARQV4/ref=pd_sbs_petsupplies_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=10302NCWBVQJTJYVCY46 (they are a few bucks cheaper on Chewy if anyone orders their food there too)
I do little chunks at a time on each nail because I am also paranoid about quicking her. She doesn't mind it at all.


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I dremel: How to Dremel Dog Nails @ DoberDawn.com

If it's been awhile and the nails are long, I'll clip the tips first.

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I love grinding, and I wish I'd bought it decades ago, lol. The smell is kind of gross, but it's so much easier with those thick GSD nails that resist the snip and are too dark in color to see where the quick is.
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