Guillotine Trimmers has a spring loaded handle that cuts the nail.
Claw Trimmers use a scissor like action to cut the nail.
Pedipaw is a new product on the market . The “Pedi Paw” uses a slow filing motion to slowly and gently grind down the nail.It removes thin layers of the nail and prevents cutting of the quick. IIIIt eliminates the dog owners fears of hurting their dog when trimming the nails.
Trimming a dogs nails is important for the health and comfort of your dog’s feet. Extremely long nails can be painful. When a toenail splits it can invite infection to that area. Don’t forget dew claw. The dogs dew claws can quickly become ingrown. An ingrown nail requires a trip to the Veterinarian.
Toenails are alive and can be painfully damaged. The quick is a vein that is visible on most dogs toenails and has been cut by inexperienced dog owners. It’s what makes them fearful about cutting their dogs nails.
When the quick is cut it bleeds heavily and this can be frightening to you when it happens it will be very painful for the dog. More experienced and honest dog owners will tell you it has happened at least once to them.
To clip the nails, it is important to just cut the very tip of the nail and not go too far down the nail. If you trim your dog nails weekly or every two weeks the quick will recede and allow the nail to be cut shorter.
How do you get a dog to sit still for this procedure? Good question, but there are no one size fits all answer. First you have to be able to get near the dog’s nails. For some dogs it may be enough to offer a treat to relax them and turn their attention away from what you are doing.
The last thing you want to do is just grab the nail and start cutting. Is best to start slow. It’s almost always easier with puppies than older dogs since most puppies are more accepting of handling.
Most experts agree that first you have to get the dog used to your touching his paws. You may want to try the old standard, “Give me your paw or shake At first you can shake it like a hand shaking another.
Do this for some time until the dog gets used to this command and follow it with a treat. When you do the shake command hold the paw a little long each time so that you will have time to examine the paw, check between the toes and see the condition of the dogs pad.
Once you feel your dog has gained your trust, take out the clippers.
Finally, the day has arrived. Begin the nail care by asking your dog to give you his/her paw, take out the nail trimmers and cut one nail. Give him a treat and lots of praise. Check his reaction. If he reacts badly to its put the clipper away and try again at another time.
Okay, it’s been a few days since the first nail was clipped. Now try again. This time you may find that the dog is little more receptive. Remember, he remembers the treat you gave him the first time around, so he may not give you a bad time.
Begin trimming the dogs nails. If you think you can go further, do it. Don’t hesitate or show that you are a bit nervous. Before you know it, you will have accomplished the impossible. Keep in mind; you are not hurting the dog in any way.
For those who simply can’t stand the thought of trimming dog nails you have three choices: you can have the vet do it for you, take the dog to the groomer or buy yourself the “Pedipaw”. Trimming dog nails with the Pedipaw may eliminate the need for the vet or groomer and dissipate your fears about nail trimming.
Think of it this way, have you ever tried to type on a keyboard when your nails were too long? Difficult, isn’t it? Well, imagine a dog’s nail getting so long they curl up. Before that happens, start trimming dog nails and with patience and practice you can get the job of cutting their nails perfect.