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Q: Pedipaws

April 16, 2009 | By angie h. | 9 answers | Expired: 1916 days ago

angie h.

I have to mini Dashunds that hate having their nails trimmed. I saw they carry them at walgreens but, was curious before shelling out the money . Are they worth it does your pet really hold still well enough to make it worth the 20.00.

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Wendy O.
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Apr 21, 2009

We have 6 dogs, 3 puppies and 3 adults. I dont think the pedi paws is good for big dogs, it doesn't seem to file the nail fast enough, but for our small dogs, it seems to work pretty good. Like alot of people have said though, it depends on you and your dog.

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Marigny D.
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Apr 19, 2009

It really depends on your dog and you. You have to hold it right. The thing that I am scared about using it is that It will cut the nail wrong. Sometimes it works for me sometimes it doesn't.

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LINDA421419 B.
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Apr 17, 2009

I tried these on my dogs-no luck-scared the pee out of them

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M Evelyn F.
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Apr 17, 2009

It depends on the dog and how they deal with noises, mine gets nervous when my cell phone vibrates--forget a powered nail grinder. That said, Pedi-paws is very cheaply made and not worth the money, you can get a Dremel for about the and there is an attachment for them to catch the filings.
Since my dog doesn't like the noises I just use a regular fingernail file on him after his nails are trimmed with a regular trimmer, smooths out the nails without stressing me or the do out.

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Joyce
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Apr 17, 2009

I use pedi paws once a month, on my lab/ mix. She doesn't mind it at all

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Amber
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Apr 16, 2009

nail grinders have been around for years. Pedipaws is cheaper, dinkier, and better advertised than most nail grinders in the past...and from what i understand, they're junk. if you want to try a nail grinder, look into better ones, which will cost more, but might actually be worth the money. if you're worried about cutting to the quick, might i suggest a nail clipper product called QuickFinder:

www.quickfinderclipper.com/

it costs about $30 - $35, which made me hesitant to buy them at first, but i've been very, very pleased with them. *nobody*, not vets, not groomers...nobody had been able to cut my dog's nails without cutting to the quick, but with these clippers, i did! :)

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Sabricent
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Apr 16, 2009

These are total junk. They aren't strong enough to really trim the nails, and the loud noise freaks my (and my father in laws dogs) out. You could always try it and take it back if it sucks.

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Mylima
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Apr 16, 2009

Hi there! .. are you talking about the electric trimmer? ... if that is the case than you should know that it does have some soft noise that might make the dog a little nervous but the more you use it, the more they are relaxed .. still they might want to pull away but you must be patient ... get someone to give the dog tiny bits of treats while you trim the doggies' nail ... makes it a little easier ... its a great item but you need patience also! ... I know this because I use it for my two puppies!

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Jennifer I.
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Apr 16, 2009

I bought this for my 2 large dogs and I tried it for about 30 seconds and never used it again. They started pulling away and yelped. I think it hurt them.

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