[New Product] FURminator Pet Nail Grinder
Trimming your pet’s nails can be a scary experience for you both. Most pets don’t like it, and most pet parents dread it! The possibility of cutting your pet’s nails too close to the quick (blood vessels and nerve endings inside the nail) can make you nervous, which doesn’t help you keep a steady hand. As well, it can be a struggle to hold a nervous pet still while trying to carefully trim sharp nails enough but not too much. You want to get the whole process done as quickly as possible, yet you need to make sure there are no jagged edges that could harm your pet or your furniture. If you’ve ever suffered from nail trimming stress, take heart! There is now an easier, more efficient way to shorten and smooth your pet’s nails.
The why and how of pet nail trimming
It may seem strange that dogs and cats should need to have their nails trimmed. After all, who would do it in the wild? Cats in the wild need sharp claws to hunt and defend themselves, while dogs in the wild run daily through rough terrain, dulling and shortening their nails naturally. If your pet’s nails are allowed to grow too long, paw pain may result and normal gait may become compromised due to discomfort. This can result in joint damage, especially in older dogs.
As your pet’s caretaker, it is up to you to make sure those nails stay the right length, which means trimming nails every few weeks. It is best to begin this little ritual when your pet is young. This helps get him or her accustomed to the process and also prevents the quick from growing too long into the nail.
Pet nail trimming tips
- Keep styptic powder or cornstarch close at hand in case of any bleeding.
- Try not to be stern or scolding when seeking cooperation. Reassuring words in a calming tone, as well as a treat or reward when nail trimming is done, may help with compliance.
- Be sure to clean your pet’s paws thoroughly before trimming the nails. This will both help you see any breaks in the nail, as well as help you to identify the quick. Trimming fur from the area on a regular basis will also help make nail trimming easier.
- Be sure to hold the toe gently but firmly. Try not to squeeze paws or toes. You may want to ask a friend or family member your pet trusts to help hold your dog or cat still while you do the nail trimming.
- It is best to take off a little at a time if possible and check frequently for signs of getting closer to the quick. You should start to see a circle in the nail that is still the same color as the nail itself. This is where you should stop cutting. For dogs with black nails, this will be more difficult to see so it is even more important to take your time.
- If you should accidently cut the quick, apply styptic powder to the end of the claw to stop the bleeding. Press the powder gently into the nail to make it stick. Bleeding should subside within a few minutes. If it doesn’t, you may need to contact your veterinarian.
FURminator Pet Nail Grinder – a pet nail salon in the palm of your hand
The FURminator Pet Nail Grinder shortens, shapes and smooths your pet’s nails without sharp blades. FURminator, one of the most trusted brands of pet care and grooming tools, has designed an ideal pet nail trimmer that makes shortening your pet’s nails fun and easy.
Unlike other dog nail clippers that pinch and cut the nails, a fine sand-paper like grinding band gradually shortens nails while shaping them and removing rough edges. A built-in nail guide helps keep nails properly positioned and a bright LED light illuminates the nail for easier and safer trimming.
This 2-speed cordless nail trimming tool is lightweight for easy maneuverability and features an easy-grip handle with rubber strips to prevent slipping. The entire unit is constructed of anti-microbial plastic, which helps minimize the spread of germs and bacteria.
The FURminator Pet Nail Grinder comes with two replaceable grinding bands and 4 AA-alkaline batteries, so you can get started right away! Replacement grinding bands are also available in packs of 6.
Win a FREE FURminator Pet Nail Grinder!
Would a FURminator Pet Nail Grinder help make trimming your pet’s nails easier? Tell us about your pet nail trimming experiences and you could win a FREE FURminator Pet Nail Grinder and one pack of 6 Replacement Grinding Bands from 1800PetMeds!
Just leave a comment below telling us why you and your pet need a FURminator Pet Nail Grinder.
Winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! Good luck!
Congratulations to the drawing winner, Karen Nothacker!
My lab has some mobility issues so he can’t go on his daily walks anymore, which kept his nails ground and well maintained. I’d love to be able to grind his nails with the FURminator pet nail grinder.
I have to drive for an hour both ways to help my sister trim her cats’ nails as needed. The cats are very well behaved EXCEPT during nail trimming. They always get a treat afterwards but it takes two of us holding and one person trimming while the cats(4 years old and strong) squirm, growl, screech and try to bite at us. I have to turn my head b/c I can’t stand to see the cats that agitated. A device that can make this easier is exactly what we need!
I have three inside doggies who need their nails trimmed all the time.. We love our furminator and bet this would work great too!
My dogs dislike going to the groomers. The pet nail grinder would help them not to go as often.
We just adopted a corgi and he hates getting his nails cut, but when we take him to the vet for his nails to be grind he loves it! I would love to be able to do this at home! And we already love our furminators we use on the corgi and our lab!
My 2 cocker spaniels and my 1 80lb lab are TOO much to get in the car and haul down to the vet JUST to get their nails trimmed. My lab usually requires 3 people to hold her down because she HATES getting her nails clipped. I need something simple, easy and safe to try and home with all of them. I use a Furminator brush/comb for the lab especially and it works incredibly!!!!!!!!
guarantee her nails would get done more often… need an easier way, this looks to be IT
I have 4 dogs- Tawny, Tiffi, Tiki, and TJ and would love a nail trimmer for them!!! It gets expensive having their nails cut at the vet. : ) Also, I love shopping at 1-800-Petmeds. Lots of choices for my pets.
No matter how I try to keep our Bailey calm she puts up a fuss when it come to trimming her sharp nails.
Whenever Lincoln sees anything with blades, he runs and hides. I have yet been able to trim his nails on my own
My Sheltie loves his baths, loves to be brushed, but he is too skittish when it comes to trimming his nails. I have been looking for a solution to this problem and I think I have found it!
Our house has seven dogs and three cats. I can’t tell you how much this would help us! Some of our dogs DO NOT like their nails clipped and I think that this would be less stress on us and them! Thank you…..
Tammy is now 13 years old. She is a Silky Terrier. Up to now I was able to pay for Tammy’s grooming. She went to the same groomer for over 9 years. She loved him. Unfortunately, do to having to move closer to the Veteran Medical care for me, being a Vietnam Veteran, I can’t afford it anymore. I from Tammy but, her nails, I just can’t bare squeezing that old gadget without hurting her.
We live in Low income housing now. We just make on the monthly DISABILITY INCOME I GET.(I ended up with a very rare autoimmune disease. I live on Chemo Infusions and tons of pills now.) Tammy deserves better. She’s loyal,
Z well trained by me, and cute as ever. She’s very, very smart too. The new mail gadget sounds do east and gentle to use.
I have a brown Labradoodle who’s nails are black and I’m so scared cutting his nails that I’m going to hurt him and make them bleed again. I have made him bleed a few times and I feel so bad in doing it to him that his nails don’t get cut as often as they should and are now twisting his toes. I feel real bad about it and I think this would be a great addition to his grooming and my confidence as well as the dogs confidence in my ability to make his nails the way they should be so he can be more comfortable.
Thanks Tony & Coco