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We went to wally world today I tossed a dremmel into the cart which my mom agreed to buy however she decided it was more beneficial to buy the model up from the one I chose so that we can "use it around the house too".

Abby doesn't mind it, but we're taking it slow. I introduced the noise and then did one paw which she let me do and I gave her lots of treats and told her what a good girl she was. Molly on the other hand has to be difficult of course ::) She would rather try to bite it as it spins and wont' sit still for me to even do one nail. She finally lets me clean her earsies so I can't complain about this lol

Now for the question. Is there any way to tell where the quick in black nails is? I dont' want to dremmel hers too far.
 

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Sorry, can't help you. I just wanted to say that I just got a dremel today also, and I love it!!

I'll be saving $12.00/month by doing Zoe's on my own.

Hope the choc & black owners can help you...
 

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I'll be saving $26 a month!! ($13 per dog each month)...the dremmel we bought was $35 so it will pretty much pay for it's self by next month (lol)
 

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Mom says that you can "feel" the change in the nail texture as you get closer to the quick. I don't do them often, so I don't know about that.

On the other hand, if you look at a dog whose nails are freshly cut, you can see that there's almost a little upside down V in the nail. This means you're close to the quick.

...Does that make sense?
 

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that makes sense :) thanks katherine!

I've managed to do two of abby's nails (haha) i don't want to move too fast and have her scared. So far all I've done is touch the dremel to molly's nails while it's off (silly girl)
 

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Are they standing up or lying down while you do this?

Just curious. We flip our dogs over like stranded turtles and pull them in our laps to do it. Gives lots of control. :D
 

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When I'm getting close to the quick, Buddy nails become soft almost pulpy feeling.
 

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Soft and pulpy, got it!!! Abby's n.ails are very light so it's easy for me to see, Molly's well they're black lol

Katherine, I just let abby lay as she pleased and she rested her head on my knee. Molly I layed on her back and held her like a baby since we do that when we cuddle
 

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LarrytheLabs Mom said:
Are they standing up or lying down while you do this?

Just curious. We flip our dogs over like stranded turtles and pull them in our laps to do it. Gives lots of control. :D
We do the same thing!! Jake looks so funny I have to get ahold of myself before I get dremmeling :laugh:
 

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I paid to have Cinnamon's nails done and then started to dremel after that. I learned a trick from the old groomer at her doggie care. I get her to lay on her back on the couch. Someone rubs her belly and gives her small treats. I lightly dremel each nail. We do this every Sat and it works great her nails have never gotten to long nor have I ever got the quick.
 

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If you are real worried about it you can get one of those small pointy flashlights and put behind the nail. My boy is yellow and his are super easy, but I have a great dane with dark nails which are pretty tricky. If you look at the nail when you are dremmeling you can start to see changes in the middle of the nail as you get closer. Trial and error, they will let you know if you hit it and they won't bleed too bad especially with a dremmel.
 
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