Pedipaws - What's your opinion?

So I've been thinking about a solution to nail clipping.
I've recently seen information about a product called PediPaws that is basically a dremel-like tool. It has a battery driven spinning emery board that files down the nail smoothly.

Does anyone have any experience with these? What's your opinion?
I'm thinking about getting one on ebay…

Thanks! 🙂

Same a using a Dremel tool…. you can get them at any hardware store and then you use the sanding band to do nails. Only difference is with the pedipaws and Peticure is that they have a plastic guide with holes to put the nail in...

I have never used anything other them the Dremel for nails... much better then the clippers... and less chance of cutting the quick...

One thing however, you need to get them used to it... not like you can just turn it on and grind the nails....

Miles shows his teeth and has tried to bite the hubby when approached with nail clippers. It's actually kind of funny to watch– to touch the clippers to his nail (not trying to clip, just touching), and Miles makes the shark face. Take them away, he stops. Do it again, sharkface. Etc. Etc...

Anyway, both my dogs will allow you to use a plain emery board on their nails. I hope they will be as tolerant with the PediPaws I just won on ebay ($16.49 with 13 extra emery bands). They both love the hairdryer which is really loud, so we'll see... 🙂

I've seen the Pedipaw commercial, but couldn't see why it would be better than a Dremel.

I use a Dremel on the kids every 2 weeks. I have two…one a plug in type and one that is rechargeable battery powered. The rechargeable works the best as it puts out less noise so the kids don't mind it as much. My 2 kids came already used to the Dremel as that is what the Eldorado sisters used on since they were pups.

I got both Dremels at Walmart...I think the rechargeable one was $20 and the other one was $40 which has a lot more stuff with it so I can use it on the house.

@BDawg:

Miles shows his teeth and has tried to bite the hubby when approached with nail clippers. It's actually kind of funny to watch– to touch the clippers to his nail (not trying to clip, just touching), and Miles makes the shark face. Take them away, he stops. Do it again, sharkface. Etc. Etc...

Anyway, both my dogs will allow you to use a plain emery board on their nails. I hope they will be as tolerant with the PediPaws I just won on ebay ($16.49 with 13 extra emery bands). They both love the hairdryer which is really loud, so we'll see... 🙂

Just start out slow with the grinder when you get it… turn it on, treat the dog... do over and over.... hold the paw, turn it on, treat the dog, do over and over, hold the paw, turn on, touch the grinder to the nail, turn off, treat the dog.... etc... you get the point...

I start grinding my pups nails at 6 weeks with the Dremel (prior to then use a human nail clipper on sharp little puppy nails)

I have the Peticure attachment for my regular dremel. The only difference with the other peticures and pedipaws is that they are not using the dremel name, and have less power, so you don't have to worry about using the wrong speed that's too fast.

Peticure does offer attachments to some of the dremels, so you can use that. It just screws on the top and keeps the nailf file dust from flying.

I use the Dremel…you can see more of the nail/quick than what is shown on the tv device.

But they all beat hands down using nail clippers…gggg

Funny to see this post tonight. We finally were able to use the PediPaws on Kona today. We bought it over a week ago and she freaked out about it, but today after some wrestling and just letting her get used to the noise, she allowed me to do it with no problem. She was rewarded with treats by my husband while I did her nails - which helped her calm down.

Also, we felt that it left her nails a little sharp (could possibly be user error), so I ended up just smoothing them out at the end with an emory board. The things I like about PediPaws is that it stops spinning when too much pressure is applied. This is helpful if the dog is squirmy and the cover on the top to catch the nail dust.

Seems like everyone has good reviews of dremel-like tools regardless of which one it is. That's good. I hate clipping their nails- makes me too nervous!

I had no problem with clippers and EL D but Luny gets downright snarky when I approach with clippers. I can't imagine what he'd do if I turned on a dremel tool.

@wizard:

I had no problem with clippers and EL D but Luny gets downright snarky when I approach with clippers. I can't imagine what he'd do if I turned on a dremel tool.

Are you sure that he has not already had a dremel used? Ask Sal, She dremels all her Basenjis….

And if you take your time and go slow, they really will get used to it quicker then clippers.

Question: for those of you that say your B gets snarky at the clippers? How are they at just touching/playing with feet/nails?

The previous life-partners told me he wouldn't let them touch his nails - they had to muzzle him. I can play with his paws but when I tried to wiggle a nail or two he got antsy and still being "new" I didn't push it. I'll talk with Sal about it.

I use a dremel and it's all I've ever used. I would imagine that one of the advantages is that is that it's possible to take off little bits of the nail at a time with a brief pass of the band, especially when the quick is close….I don't know that you can even take off so little using clippers. Also, if you do nick the quick it's very very small.

I think that if I were trying to get the quick to recede by doing nails more often, I would feel more comfortable getting close to the quick with a dremel.

@wizard:

The previous life-partners told me he wouldn't let them touch his nails - they had to muzzle him. I can play with his paws but when I tried to wiggle a nail or two he got antsy and still being "new" I didn't push it. I'll talk with Sal about it.

I would work at playing with his nails… and treating him when it is a good outcome... then maybe turning in the dremel... playing with the nail... turn off, treat the dog... you know the drill... might take a month or two... but he might turn around.....

Good idea - just like regular training.

I just bought the Pedipaws 2 months ago. I have a dremel as well. Dallas reacts a little better to the Pedipaws than he did to the dremel. I think part of it may be the noise of the dremel…or perhaps te vibration is stronger when using the dremel vs. Pedipaws? Not really sure the difference. However, Dallas will just let me file his nails now vs. before I would have to hold him down to use the dremel. Although it does take longer than the dremel to file the nail...

The devices such as pedipaws and peticure have a top speed of around 5,000rpm, whereas most dremmels don't even go below 8,000rpm.

@etzbseder:

The devices such as pedipaws and peticure have a top speed of around 5,000rpm, whereas most dremmels don't even go below 8,000rpm.

That's not true…both of my dremels have a range of 5000 - 35000 with adjustable speed...I've never used anything higher than the lowest setting on the kids though. The 300 series plug in one that I have is much louder and hence the kids don't love that one.

When I was looking for the dremmel I use, it took me looking at around 10 or so different dremmels to find one that goes down to 5000

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