When to Use Dog Nail Grinder?

When to Use Dog Nail Grinder?

Author WDF Staff

14.02.2021.


Something every dog owner knows is that keeping a dog's claws short and neat is important. However, making the claws short and neat is not the easiest job in the world. If not trained since a young age, dogs aren't still and cooperate with their owner when the owner grabs a tool for trimming the nails. If your dog's nails don't get naturally shortened on rough surfaces, you need to do it yourself or take the dog to the veterinarian and let the doctor do it.

If you decide to trim your dog's nails yourself, you can use two main tools. You can use clippers or a nail grinder. Clippers are not for inexperienced or beginners because with clippers, you can accidentally cut the blood supply to the claws. A nail grinder is definitely a safer tool to use, although a bit slower. A dog nail grinder is an electric or battery-operated device that operates similarly to automated sandpaper.

Why Should You Use Dog Nail Grinder?

A dog nail grinder is a painless tool. After you are done grinding the dog's nail, the nail will be smooth and look natural. With a nail grinder, you are less likely to expose the nail quickly and cause pain to your dog.

Despite many advantages a dog nail grinder provides, it is important to know that trimming a dog's nails with a nail grinder takes more time. A nail grinder also produces vibrations, heat, and sound that dogs need to get accustomed to. This is why you should gradually get your dog used to the nail grinder. If your dog is afraid of the sound a dog nail grinder produces, make sure that every time you turn on the grinder, you have a tasty treat to offer your scared pooch. Dealing with heat and vibrations is a bit trickier, but the best thing you can do is give your dog breaks the first few times until the dog gets used to the warmth and the vibrations.

Do you know what to do if your dog is in pain? Here is an article that can help you with some information – Pain relief for dogs.

How to Clip Dog's Nails Using a Dog Nail Grinder?

Before using a nail grinder, you should make sure to remove all the hair that can get caught in the grinder's spinning tip.

After that, take the dog's paw. Hold the dog with his paw extended - firmly but gently. Take your time. Always work on one nail at a time. The best way to trim the dog's nails is to start at the bottom of the nail tip and gradually make your way to the top of the nail tip, smoothing rough edges.

Looking for the Best Dog Nail Grinder for Your Buddy? Here Are Some Recommendations

Hertzko Electronic Dog & Cat Nail Grinder with USB Charger

Hertzko Electronic Dog & Cat Nail Grinder with USB Charger is a pet nail grinder designed specifically to make nail grooming pleasant for animals. This grinder is safe and effective. The greatest thing about this grinder is, except for its really cool design, the fact that the grinder comes with three size openings. This way, you can change sizes and use the same grinder on more pets. The motor on Hertzko Electronic Dog & Cat Nail Grinder gives off little noise and vibration. 

Pros
  • a Diamond Bit Grinder that is safe and effective
  • comes with three size openings
  • comes with USB charger
  • the motor gives off little noise and vibration
  • super-cool design
  • can be used for nail grooming of all kinds of animals, including birds and rabbits
Cons
  • not suitable for large dog breeds

Oster Gentle Paws Premium Dog & Cat Nail Grinder, Blue

Oster Gentle Paws Premium Dog & Cat Nail Grinder is a battery-operated nail grinder that trims your pet's nails quickly and safely. This grinder has a two-speed rotary motor that is quiet, so nail grinding will be a less stressful experience for your pet. Oster Gentle Paws Premium Dog & Cat Nail Grinder is designed to ensure your pet nails will be trimmed to the perfect length. 

Pros
  • ultra-quiet, two-speed rotary motor
  • adjustable safety guard
  • battery-powered and cordless
Cons

ConairPRO Professional Dog Nail Grinder

Chewy ConairPRO Professional Dog Nail Grinder is a safety device with a rotating attachment that fills down the dog's nails. This nail grinder works on nails of dogs of all sizes and makes sure they are at an appropriate length. 

Pros
  • a powerful but quiet motor
  • appropriate nail grinder for dogs of all sizes
  • ergonomic and easy-to-use design
  • has a long cord
Cons
  • corded device

Wahl Ultimate Corded Pet Nail Grinder

Wahl Ultimate Corded Pet Nail Grinder is a professional corded nail grinder for quiet, lightweight, safe, and easy to use. Wahl Ultimate Corded Pet Nail Grinder can go at variable speeds, up to 13,000 RPM. This kit contains everything you need to make your pets' nails perfect. 

Pros
  • quiet and lightweight
  • appropriate nail grinder for dogs of all sizes
  • variable speeds
  • ergonomic design
  • easy to use
Cons
  • corded
  • a bit pricey

Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder Kit

Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder is a wireless, rechargeable, and easy-to-use nail grinder with a two-speed rotary tool. Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder contains everything you need to get started. 

Pros
  • wireless design
  • easy to use
  • two-speed rotary tool
  • compatible with a lot of Dremel sanding drums
  • appropriate for all dog breeds and sizes
Cons

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