To grind your dog’s nails you’ll need to use a Dremel or grinder.
Grinders use a small, rotating section of material (similar to sand paper) to grind down your dog’s nails.
A professional Dog Groomer shows how-to trim and grind a dog's nails correctly and safely. This short demonstration has been provided by Groomers, the UK spe...
This rotary tools provides an alternative to clipping that is less stressful, effective, and safe. It is cordless so you have plenty of control and nothing getting in your way. There are two speeds so you can safely grind your dog’s nails at your comfort level. It has a 3-hour battery charger and a 4.8V battery. And it’s back by a 2-year warranty.
How to Trim Your Dogs Nails with a Nail Grinder or Dremel Tool
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Maintaining the length of your dogs nails is an important part of their grooming routine. Aside from aesthetic reasons, shorter nails are more desirable as they are safer and healthier. Overgrown nails can chip and break causing pain for your dog. Nails that are too long or curled under may also make it difficult for your dog to walk properly, which may affect the rest of their body and even lead to arthritis. Here at The Woof Room, we offer nail trimming and grinding among our other doggy spa services.Although the Multipro can obviously go much faster, and this is handy for other craft and tool projects, I do not go above the "2" setting on it. It's usually on the "1" or between it and the "2" setting. I would estimate this is somewhere around 5,000 to 7,500 rpms. If you use it much faster, the friction will be too great and it will get too hot for the dog's nails. If this happens, it will hurt the dog. Please note: there are other brands of grinders and similar tools. But, since I've never used them, I write from the perspective of my experience with the Dremel and its accessories only.You may be wondering about the difference between the two and why nail grinding is more expensive than a trim. For the trims, we use a scissor type nail clipper specifically designed for dogs. This is a great option to remove excess length and make the process a little quicker for a dog who may be nervous about getting his nails cut. For the grinding, we use a professional electric nail grinder to remove length and smooth out the edge of the nail. Grinding is the preferred method for getting as close as possible to the quick (the nerves and blood vessels inside the nail) without cutting it, as we are able to take off smaller amounts at a time. It also removes any sharp edges and keeps the nails nice and smooth. Finally, I always keep some quick-stop styptic powder handy and some Vaseline when doing nails. The powder can be used to stop bleeding if you do nick the quick. In my experience, usually just applying pressure to the end of the nail is enough without the powder. Unlike clipping nails, if you do get close enough to hit the quick when grinding, it is so slight that it does not bleed very much and the dogs do not seem to hurt as much as when you "clip" the quick. But, I still keep it on hand. The Vaseline is just for vanity. When you grind, there is a lot of dust and the nails get rather dusty and grimy looking. If you put some Vaseline on when done, they look all nice and shiny black again: