• Thank you for that!! I'm passing it on for sure.


  • Great video, i never thought of using a dremel for claws


  • What a very good video and such a good idea to provide one to new owners.


  • @thunderbird8588:

    Great video, i never thought of using a dremel for claws

    That is the only thing that I will use…. I get freaked with cutting them with nail clippers.....


  • Wonderful info for any new b owner.
    Thank you.


  • @tanza:

    That is the only thing that I will use…. I get freaked with cutting them with nail clippers.....

    Me too, i just can't do it.
    I have bought a Dog nail file for Malaika but will consider getting her used to a Dremel, what head is best to use ?
    Another thing i wonder about is my first basenji never had his claws trimmed or filed all his life and they were great, nice and short and neat.
    I'm torn now because if i start trimming Malaika's will that make them grow more or do i leave alone . Obviously if they bacame long i would do it.
    Just wondered what people think.


  • @thunderbird8588:

    Me too, i just can't do it.
    I have bought a Dog nail file for Malaika but will consider getting her used to a Dremel, what head is best to use ?
    Another thing i wonder about is my first basenji never had his claws trimmed or filed all his life and they were great, nice and short and neat.
    I'm torn now because if i start trimming Malaika's will that make them grow more or do i leave alone . Obviously if they bacame long i would do it.
    Just wondered what people think.

    The key thing about using a dremel is to make sure that you get one that can be switched to a really low speed, and always use light pressure. Also, I have both a cordless dremel and a plugin one - the cordless is pretty much all I use now as it so much easier not having to deal with the cord. I just use the sand paper barrels as I've been told that the stones get too hot (never tried those even though I have those attachments).

    Never heard of nails not growing if you don't trim them - someone else might be able to speak to that. I know that walking my kids on the street helps, but it doesn't seem to take the place of filing the nails. With my adults I do their nails every 2 weeks - Brando starts to chew his nails if they get too long :D. With my 2 that are showing, I do them every week.


  • I do my kids every week also…. and I agree with Renault1, I have never heard that not trimming them will keep them from growing?.... safe to say, look at many shelter dogs with nails so long that they wrap around...

    And I use the sand paper barrels also on the Dremel (cordless one), the stone does get way to hot.


  • Shelley,an interesting thought but I don't think not cutting could prevent nails growing. In fact I would say too that leaving the nails too long spoils the feet.


  • Thanks for the info on the Dremels.
    Benji's claws must have just been kept short by pavement walking then because i never had to give them any attention .

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