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UNBELIEVABLE!!!! DREMEL for nails: I'm a convert!

Well, Falkor was going through such hysterics about getting his nails done, none of the tricks I collected seemed to make a difference. It didn't help that the very first two times I tried to do his nails I stupidly managed to quick him (insert "shooting oneself in the head with a hand gun smiley" here).

So many people swear by the dremel, I figured with two dogs to give manicures to, it would be worth my while, so I got one.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>OH MY GOSH!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! </span>

If there was such a thing as a dog-nail clipping/filing religious experience, I just had one!!! It was like Falkor LIKED having his nails done!!!

Now Keeta was a lot of work to getting her used to having her nails done, not being used to handling when I first got her, but with time and patience, I did get her to accept nail clipping without any fuss. Keeta didn't like the dremel as much, but by now she knows better than to struggle or give me a hard time. The problem with Keeta is that it has always been very hard to not quick her. Her nails are "hard to read" for lack of a better term. All she does when I quick her is give me a dirty look, so nothing too traumatic, but it still bothers me if it happens. Plus, it bleeds forever. No issues with bleeding nails with the dremel! I'm calmer knowing that I won't be causing her any inadvertent pain, and it is fast! All nails done in record time!

The dremel: Worth Every Penny!!! Four month old drama queen puppy submits calmly!!! Watches operation with curiosity and interest! No traumatic fights, no extra vet expenses, plus, you don't have the negative association of the vet with getting held down and having nails clipped!

Yeah for whichever genius thought about this, and Yeah for all of you kind, experienced and helpful people that have shared their experiences and recomendations!

HURRAY and THANKS~!!!!

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Re: UNBELIEVABLE!!!! DREMEL for nails: I'm a convert!

That's how we do it now and for sure it rocks.

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And now you have the dremel, you'll find infinites uses for it.

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in my dog's puppy class they took the dremel and rubbed the pups all over with it. they turned it on and took the body of it and rubbed the pups all over with it. then they treated them while rubbing them with the dremel. while the puppy's were playing together they would rub them with the dremel. when it was feeding time we rubbed our puppy witht he dremel. when it was time do his nails there was no resistance to the dremel. now our boy is 15 months old and when it's nail time he'll sit and let you do the front paws. he'll lay down on either side so you can do the rear paws. we didn't wait untill it was nail time to use the dremel. we continued some of the methods they used in his puppy class. most of the time when we do our dog's nails we'll do the front paws one day and the rear paws the next day. it's easier on the dog that way. we also have a Grey Hound. she won't let us near her nails. we take her to the groomer and she just sits there with no fuss at all. the groomer can do her nails without a leash on her. i mean she just sits there so nicely.
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Dremel rocks!!!! Glad you are a new convert.

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Glad it worked well for you! We love the dremel around here as well

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what make/model did you purchase?

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http://www.greytalk.com/~jrosenberg/dremel/dremel.htm is the best site I know that explains what Dremel to purchase (cordless) and why, as well as how to use it.




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Originally Posted By: Camerafodderwhat make/model did you purchase?
It is a MaxTech Rotary tool with storage case and 122 piece accesories (well, less, the tool itself and the case count in the "122 piece" count), so not technically a Dremel, which is a brand name.

I don't know the first thing about dremels, just went to the local hardware store (I live out of town - smaller outlet of a large hardware store chain) and bought their middle-of-the-line model. I have seen on-line pet-grooming cordless dremels (made by Dremel) at a very good price - compared to my multi-piece kit, but a lot of times by the time I pay the exchange rate and shipping and customs charges, it is just easier and not that much more expensive to buy something locally.

Catu, the kit and accessories is so cool! I was thinking that I will just HAVE to pick up a hobby where I can use all the cool stuff that came with it. Don't know what though . . . bone carving? (Afraid that my projects would get eaten, haha!)

Funny thing was that after our walk last night, I noticed that Keeta's nails were still clicking on the pavement, so I re-dremeled them once we got home. Falkor came and lay down besides me as I was working on her, like he was waiting for his turn next. Too funny!




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