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    0 Not allowed!
    Dagmar is impossible to trim nails on, I feel like I'm wrestling with a giant maggot, and losing.

    I also cut into her quick because of that...which hasn't helped.

    Has anyone tried the nail grinders? If they're not worth buying I'm not shelling out another $60.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Anyone? If not, I think I'm going to try them...otherwise I'm going to have think about having to sedate her!
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    1 Not allowed!
    For your tortoise? Hippie is only OK with me clipping his nails-but I always get to the quick because I trim every 6 months. I say OK but the process is grab a foot and hold onto it while he tries his best to pull it into his shell and trim-trim-trim if its his back feet, or trim-trim-trim-trim-trim if its his front, lol. Fortunately he is a sweetie pie and never has wanted to bite me, though I think once he was considering it and that was when he was severely impacted with coconut fibers and i was panicked out of my mind I had killed him with my ignorance of the product.

    He would never deal with the noise of the grinders-not even the parakeets will let me come close to them which is why the vet trims their feet when they need it, which is almost never because of all of their concrete perches. He also needs to get his beak trimmed which the vet will do with a dremmel too. I would never want to do that to him.
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    1 Not allowed!
    I didn't even know they made nail grinders for dogs....seems like that would freak them out more than clippers

    Our little Doxie mix Toby goes berserk at the vet when he has to get his nails clipped, wails like he's dying

    I don't go on those visits, lol...Mrs. Slap handles it
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    1 Not allowed!
    Yes...this is for the puppy. I am quite comfortable clipping nails (on the birds too), but the puppy wriggles so badly I can't figure out how to do it. First time I've had this issue with a dog. Doesn't matter how I - or how we, if we tag team her - try and hold her, I can't comfortably clip her nails.

    From what I've read, the grinders apparently take longer, so you need to use them more often, but once the dogs are used to the sound apparently most don't mind...
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    1 Not allowed!
    I've used the Petti-Paws nail grinder on my dog Chelsea and she's a real baby with loud noises and anything she doesn't understand. She was surprisingly ok with the grinder.

    The trick is to let the dog get used to the grinder without turning it on. I let her smell it and check it out and I even placed the grinder on her nail a few times before I actually turned it on.

    When I finally turned it on, I let her get used to it all over again. It wasn't a big deal when I started actually grinding the nails.

    I like it, I think it works just fine. The only thing I'm concerned about is getting a replacement sandpaper 'head' to fit the tool. I wish I had bought more replacement heads when I bought the grinder.
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    1 Not allowed!
    ...bought the Oster grinder...

    Tried it on the 4 dogs this morning (after I tried it on me).

    1. AmBull...wasn't phased at all, trimmed two nails just to get her used to it...she just lay there for the most part

    2. Catahoula X...I have never actually cut his nails! Ever. They stay trimmed on their own (*knockonwood*)...so while he didn't like it, I don't think I'll have a hard time using them on him either - if I ever actually have to. Did a tiny trim on both front feet then he had enough.

    3. Mini-Dachsie...I have no trouble clipping her nails, and she really does needs regular trims...but she will tolerate the grinders too, so I might use them on her as well...

    4. Dagmar? The one who started all this? She totally freaked out! LOL...

    I will keep at it. She doesn't get to be a prima donna...
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    2 Not allowed!
    Lol, but sorry she freaked out. Introduce it more slowly. For my dog, she analyses everything. I forgot to add that my dog Chelsea just turned 11! If you introduce it slowly, even in the 'off' position only at first if you have to, some use treats or praise as a reward, while the dog "checks out" the grinder without being wrestled down (which she more than likely automatically associates with 'something she doesn't like').

    Maybe my dog is a bit of a diva......But I don't know what it's like to be her age.....

    Anyway, as far as the grinders go, the more often you use them, the less time it takes, (captain obvious here) but just thinking in the long run, you should have no problem with the pup- nails have never grown too long yet, they are very active and grind their nails on gravel when they are walked...
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