When someone brings a pet to us for a pedicure, we bust out the clippers and the Quick-Stop. I HATE using the clippers. Not that it matters all that much to me personally, since I don’t actually do the trimming, but I hate them on behalf of the technicians who have to do the deed.
Clippers compress before cutting, and it hurts. They nick quicks, and as anyone who’s accidentally torn a nail past their own nail bed can attest, that really hurts. We encourage every owner who has a pet under anesthesia to let us do a pedicure at that time, since it’s really the best way to keep those nails trimmed.
I bought a PediPaws and brought it to work last year, but it really didn’t work for anything over 20 pounds. It just lacked the torque to handle a big tough nail, and of course those are the pets who need grinding the most. My bosses have tossed around the idea of bringing a Dremel into work, but for one reason or another it hasn’t happened yet.
I recently saw that the Dremel company itself has come out with a nail trimming tool, and a few other companies have followed suit. They appear bigger and more powerful than the PediPaws, but less so than a regular Dremel, and I’m not entirely sure it works well enough to justify the price.
Since I haven’t gotten to use grinders at work I really have no personal feedback as to how well those are tolerated compared to traditional clipping, which is why I’m tossing it out to you all. Anyone use grinders? What do you think?