Peticure - Product review of our experience
Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:00 PM
We bought one. One of our dogs will allow me to trim his nails and the other one has to go to the vets to be knocked out before anyone can trim his nails.
Well - we gave it a shot and I will say that I do not believe that it's worth the money. If you have a pet that doesn't like getting their nails trimmed they are not going to like it any more with this device. If you have one that doesn't like it, this device doesn't seem to make a big difference.
The main issue I have with it is it seems as though you have to grasp the paw and nail harder and it prolongs the experience for the pet.
Maybe you might have different luck, but I would recommend more walks on the sidewalk before I would recommend spending money on this device.
If you are interested in trying it and already own a dremmel, there are instructions you can find on line re: how to use the dremmel.
Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:14 PM
When I do my dogs nails it takes a couple of days, a few nails here and a few nails there. I think she would freak out if I busted out the peticure.
Posted 30 December 2008 - 02:24 PM
Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:44 PM
Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:48 PM
I spent more time with the scaredy dog too - he's still working on getting use to me holding his paw while I lay the pedicure on his paw. He did better too (although at this rate - it'll take another year before I'll gt to try it on one of his nails).
We're trying to get more pavement time in with the winter and all - I think for the scaredy dog that will be our best approach.
Posted 01 January 2009 - 08:08 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:01 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:19 PM
this has nothing to do with the peticure 'cause i trim all my kitties nails. but Cassady's nails got reallllly long one time, i don't know why i hadn't trimmed them in so long, i usually do it every week or so, but she just had these way too long nails with that curl to them. she saw me pull out the little nail clippers and got soooooo excited it took her a good 5 minutes to settle down long enough for me to actually CUT them and then, she stuck each whole leg right out to me and extended her own nails. apparently she really didn't like them that long either!!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:23 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:29 PM
i can cut old old cat's nails, he'll let me do pretty much anything to him. though i only do it if he scratches the furniture instead of the cat post. the younger cat will absolutely bite me if i try to cut her nails - of course she will growl first to let me know the bite is coming. but i don't care to cut her nails, she only scratches the cat post and is otherwise a sweetheart. we have an understanding, i won't cut her nails and she won't use them innappropriately
so, i'm not getting a pedipaws - but i did read a review of someone who had a smaller dog whose nail got caught in the pedipaws and got ripped off, needing immediate vet care to stop the bleeding and sew it up.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:21 PM
When we had our little kitty, Sophie, back in November, she was just a baby. 1 month old. We were going to start trimming her nails so she would be used to it. She passed away, though. My poor little stinker.
My point I'm getting at is we got another cat, and his nails are SHARP! We want to trim them, but he's fiesty as shit and won't let us, I'm sure. I don't think our other cat, Henrietta, would let us do hers either.
How do those of you that trim cat's nails do it?
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:56 PM
Tiger and Cass will sit up right in my lap for theirs, Zevon i just kind of lean over/on to get the front. his back ones take a little longer to do
Tigger, when i had her, would lay on her back in my lap
Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:19 PM
Henri is about 9 years old, and Oreo is about 9 months.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:01 AM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:12 AM
I let him play with the clipper, rub it, get his scent on it, etc.
This is usually a two-handed activity.