I like it - it's quiet and does a reasonably good job at sanding the nails down. Drawback is that the motor is fairly low power so it's not a fast process - if I had the money I would get a mini dremel grinder, same idea, better motor.
Yeah, I like mine but it does take FOREVER. Dogs only have so much patience. I can only use it on one dog who isn't scared of the motor noise.
None of those would work for Puff. It usually takes all my strength lying on the floor beside her while someone else clips her nails. And then, sometimes, we even need the help of one more person.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
I clip and use a dremmel. No problems here.
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I bring my boyz to a groomer friend who clips their nails, and then dremels. She had a PediPaws but found the same thing, that there just wasn't enough oooomph to do big lab nails, so she dremels now.
That reminds me, I have to bring the boyz in tomorrow. Ollie keeps his pretty short on his own by nibbling on them.
It definitely can take a while, but I've learned to just not let his nails get as long. That's probably better off for him anyways. The Dremel is better, but if you're looking for a lower cost alternative, I would recommend it.
Tried Pedipaws. Got to where Bo would let me work on his nails for a little while, but as everyone said, not long enough to have much effect. Gus was just freaked out by the whole thing. I'll keep taking them to the groomer for their nails. I think he has clippers and a dremel. Don't know if he's just better at it or has more people to keep Gus quiet.