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Dremel tools have become the way to go for solving these scraping and scratching problems. The problem is a dremel is very expensive for most pet owners. Enter Pedipaws, the alternative to dremel which is much less pricey.
Pedipaws is not as heavy duty as a groomer's dremel tool, so it probably won't be sufficient for "trimming" your lab's heavy nails. There is a way to go about this though, if you are a do-it-yourselfer. After trimming Fido's nails the traditional way with a trimming tool, you can use the Pedipaws to smooth the rough edges, making his claws less destructive for both you and your home.
I worked with Tanner, my Golden Retriever, to see if he would accept my using the Pedipaws on him. My approach was calm, gentle and slow. First I began by leaving it lying around for him to investigate and sniff. Next I started turning it on across the room so he could hear its sound and become familiar with it. By ignoring the noise, I sent a message to Tanner that this object and its buzz were of no concern. He soaked up my non-verbal communication and decided it was nothing to worry about. At one point he even flopped down on the floor next to it while it was running. I figured that was my sign to move forward.
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After 5 or 6 tries, waiting for some time between each, Tanner realized there was nothing to fear and allowed me to hold the Pedipaws against his front leg and paw. I immediately gave him one of his favorite treats and told him affectionately what a good boy he is. His ears perked up and suddenly he seemed quite interested in getting acquainted with the Pedipaws.
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Today's giveaway is a Pedipaws nail trimmer and a set of 12 replacement heads. You can purchase your own Pedipaws at the links provided, if you prefer not to participate in the giveaway.
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