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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Are Petipaws any good?

Are these rotary nail files any good.
I'm wondering if they are strong enough to use on a GSD's nails.
Does anyone use a particular brand and can recommend it?

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

If I remember right I had not heard great things. Better for smaller dogs?? But at one point there was two on the market and one was better than the other and not sure now which one it was.

We use a dremel, would highly recommend it! Works excellent
I think we got it at home depot, there is all diff kinds and prices
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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

I haven't talked to one person who says they work on large dog nails. I just use my hubby's dremel (variable speed) - they can be purchased at any hardware store. I tried a rechargeable battery dremel, but it didn't seem strong enough either. This one plugs in and I have plenty of power for however long it takes me!

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

Ohhhh, I got a dremel as an early Valentines present.....
First present in 10 years!
Nails are nubs now........

I have the cordless, and it does my pack of 7 nicely in one night.

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

I also have a dremel. I got mine at walmart for only $20.

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

Save the money on the pedipaws and just get a dremel, you will save in the long run!

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

Yup just go with the dremel, they are great! I've had the same one for about 5 years now.

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

My mom uses one on all of her smaller dogs, she has 4 bichons and a wheaton terrier. That's the only way she can do their nails, they whine and holler like they are being murdered when she actually uses a nail trimmer. For the pedipaws, they all sit their still and let her use it. I haven't tried using it on my shepherd, so I don't know how it does on larger breeds.

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Re: Are Petipaws any good?

Pedipaws worked for us, but it took FOREVER to grind down Nara's tough nails. She would literally fall asleep waiting for me to get finished. We switched to the dremel and what took hours (once a week) now takes less than 20 minutes (once every 2 weeks).

Also, here's the best dremel tutorial I've found for how to use it properly on dog nails:

http://homepages.udayton.edu/~merens...el/dremel.html

You just have to make sure you don't hold the dremel against the nail too long or it will get too hot. Like the tutorial recommends, use 5, 6, or 7 speed, but never any higher/faster.

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