Pros:gives a smooth trim, good for someone who has trouble cutting their pet's nails
Cons:slow, bowl fills up too quickly
The Bottom Line: Only good for people who have trouble cutting their pet's nails.
I bought this for my boxer. I was so tired of wrestling her to get her nails clipped. I used to work with some groomers, and it ended up being my job to clip all of the dog's nails. It would always break my heart to see the dogs and cats come in there where the owners had clipped their quick. The moment you do that, your pet then becomes nervous about getting their nails clipped.
Pedi paws is wonderful in the sense that you probably won't get their quick. It slowly shaves their nails down (kind of like when you use a nail file). Also it smooths out your pet's nails. When you clip your pet's nails there's a harshness to them, they become uneven and scratchy until your pet walks across concrete a few times which files it down. With this it's completely smooth!
It's SLOW. I can have a pets nails clipped in about 5-10 minutes. This takes a LOT longer than that (about 30 minutes). My dog then got fidgety (wouldn't you?).
The hole where you put your dog's nail in is somewhat small. For a little dog it's not a problem, but when you have a bigger dog with bigger nails, it can be a bit of a pain.
It's LOUD. The first time I used this, my dog (a rescue) became very scared. I spent about 15 minutes letting her get to know the noise and become comfortable with it. Don't think that you are going to be able to sneak in a quick nail shaving while your dog is sleeping because it's just not going to happen (they have better hearing than us anyway so it's probably even louder to them).
What I hated about it was the smell. It would give off this smell like burning flesh. It also lingered in the house for quite sometime (longer than you would expect it to...about 20-30 min).
The other thing I hated was that the bowl that caught the nail dust was NOT big enough. Let me explain: the file is round and is attached to a long cylindrical handle. There is a bowl below the file and a cap that goes on top of the file, as the file turns the nail dust is supposed to fall into the bowl. Some of it does but when the bowl fills up, nail dust flies EVERYWHERE. It made my dog sneeze, it was all over my clothes, all over the floor etc. With a big dog odds are you will have to clean out the bowl mid-file. Who wants to stop in the middle when they just pinned their pet down?
Having said all of that, if you don't know how to cut your pet's claws without cutting their quick, buy this product IMMEDIATELY. Even though it's slow it's less painful for them, so do one paw per day if you need to. If on the other hand you can CONSISTENTLY cut your pet's nails without cutting their quick, just get a nail trimmer and call it a plan.
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