Every dog needs to have his nails clipped once in a while, and a dog nail grinder makes the entire experience a lot easier. Of course not all dogs will stand to have their nails ground down, but most dog owners can find a way to get their pet used to the experience. There are numerous features available on the many offerings in this category, so selection really boils down to what you feel is important for your pet and for you as you try to trim his nails. Just look for the features you want and go from there. Below are some of the available options.
Men are probably familiar with Dremel tools, so it just makes a lot of sense that the famous maker of grinding tools would also make the Dremel Pet Grooming Kit to use on dog toenails. This model has two rotation speeds and a two-year warranty. It’s also cordless.
The ergonomic design of the Oster Pet Nail Grinder makes it very easy to trim your dog’s toenails. It has finger grips so that you can grasp it easily and comes with a carrying case. When you first try to use this tool, the noise may scare your dog, but in most cases, pets can get used to the sound.
The Oster Gentle Paws Cordless Trimmer is a bit different than the previous model, although both are made by Oster. The manufacturer claims that this one trims nails up to five times faster than competing brands. There are two speeds available and a safety guard that helps hold the nail in place while it’s being ground.
Made of ABS plastic, the FURminator Nail Grinder is also anti-microbial, so you don’t have to worry about causing an infection in your dog’s nails. There is also a safety light so that you can see what you are doing more easily. It is rather noisy, but most dogs will get used to the sound in a short time.
Using an emery filing wheel, the PediPaws Pet Nail Trimmer slowly peels off the layers of the nail, collecting the filings as they are shaved off. It runs on two C batteries and is one of the least expensive options on the market. This tool shaves much more lightly than similar tools, which is both good and bad. It’s gentle, but it can take a long time to take enough nail off.