I think I've alluded to this a few times, but Emily isn't the sort of girl to spend the day at the doggie spa. Partly because I'm cheap; partly because Emily gets a little nervous when it comes to grooming.
So we DIY it.
|Here's Emily, right before I ordered the Pedi Paws. She DESPERATELY needed a pedicure!|
|Image From Amazon|
One night I saw the PediPaws commercial, pondered it, ordered it off Amazon.
Here's where I admit I'm capable of an intense amount of dumbness. I thought the PediPaws ...well, I don't know what I thought it did, exactly. But it was along the lines of I thought it clipped the nail, but had a sensor that kept it from clipping the quick.
I don't even know.
That's not, by the way, how it works. It's really like a little Dremel. In fact, a brilliant friend uses a Dremel on her basset hound's nails.
My honest opinion (and I paid for the PediPaws , and other than throwing in an affiliate link am not getting paid for this post)? I LOVE IT.
Emily doesn't necessarily adore it, but she will let me trim her nails with it. If I toss her a couple of Whisker Lickins she'll lay there contently while I grind away.
Now, let's talk Nola. Nola's previous owners declawed her front paws. Not a decision I would make. Her back claws are intact. She also has a benign tumor on her chest. Unfortunately, she has a bad habit of scratching at said tumor until it bleeds.
I googled around for information about using PediPaws on a cat. The response was mixed, with lots of people saying their cats' nail didn't reach through the safety cap of the pedipaws.
I didn't have that problem. Again, with the help of Whisker Lickins (Emily, the dog, refuses most dog treats but is addicted to these; Nola acts like they are her heart's true desire.) Nola will lay in my lap and let me dull the edge of her claws.
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. The PediPaws only came with two filing heads, but I bought mine in October and use it regularly with both pets and I just switched to the second head. Amazon sells PediPaws replacement filing heads for around $6.
Oster also sells a version; I'd love to hear from any of you who have used it.