PediPaws Review

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dontpugme
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PediPaws Review

Post by dontpugme » Thu May 26, 2011 9:26 am

I recently went to a large garage sale. One thing I got out of curiosity was PediPaws. It's one of those "as seen on TV" products, so I was skeptical. The lady was selling it for $5, but I got it for $2.

Here's the front of the box. Excuse my bad camera. :) I was using a desk lamp to try to make it brighter, so the part that the light hit says, "Battery Powered Requires 2 'C' Batteries (Not Included)"
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And now the back.... The top says, "The Fast, Easy & Gentle Way to Trim Your Pet's Nails!"
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When you open the box.....
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Here's what's inside....the actual device and three extra emery filing barrels
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Here are two of the extra barrels.....
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The device...
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I'd say its about 10 inches...
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It also came with this instruction guide....
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The beginning of it was pretty good. It had a pretty good desensitization guide. But then I read step 3....
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and that was kind of a turnoff.

Anyway, the sound of the motor is pretty quiet. I've never used a dremel, so I can't compare it to others. It takes a bit longer than just clipping, but it works. I've been using a combination of this and clippers. Not having any issues using it with max. Anyone else use this??
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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by emmabeth » Sat May 28, 2011 2:28 am

Yeah, I inherited one from a friend and thought it might be less fo a handful than our full size dremel with the extension kit..

However - its too slow/not enough torque, press down hard enough to remove a decent amount of nail and it just stops, which i assume is what makes it so safe, but the amount of time you need to use it to remove a decent amount of nail means you risk the dogs nail getting REALLY hot from the friction.

So, i prefer the dremel really you h ave much more control over it you can use different grade emory bands or the stone abrasive grinding wheels, control the speed too and remove more nail in a shorter amount of time. YOu still have to be aware of the risk of friction causing burns/pain but its less likely as you are doing teh job quicker.

I give this a thumbs down unless you are using it several times a week on a small dog.
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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by Beckyyy » Tue May 31, 2011 11:42 am

I tried this when Duke was younger and didn't get on with it, he also didn't like the sensation at all. I prefer to just clip now.

Very helpful review for others!

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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by ladybug1802 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:07 am

Oh god I really dont like those instructions :(

I was considering getting one of these, but in the end just got some clippers (not the guillotine ones) which are really easy to use. I just clip a tiny bit off at a time. And as for holding the poor dog down, if Dylan wriggles I just take my time, stroke his belly, stroke his paw and then he was fine. Considering I have onyl recently started clipping his nails, and I doubt very much he has ever had them clipped before, he was a star. I think I would be a bit worriedf using the file/dremel as I imagine it would be easy to file too far...but I have never used it so I dont know!

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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by jakesmom » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:12 pm

Heidi out dalmation loves her claws clipped. She thinks the clippers give out food, and everytime you clip there's a lovely bit of claw to eat. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by dontpugme » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:24 pm

jakesmom wrote:Heidi out dalmation loves her claws clipped. She thinks the clippers give out food, and everytime you clip there's a lovely bit of claw to eat. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Bahahahaha :lol:
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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by DawnStorm » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:54 pm

I use one of these in combination with guillotine style clippers. First I clip the nails, and then round them off using the PediPaws. That way I don't risk cutting into the quick. If Flanders tries to pull away, I stop what I'm doing so we can both take a break. She's OK with that.
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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by Erica » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:44 pm

We got one and used it for a while, but even twice daily for quite some time, it wasn't enough to keep up with our GSD's claws. I just got a guillotine clipper, and brought out the freeze-dried chicken...she only gets it when she comes inside off-leash (our yard isn't fenced in, so we make sure she knows that coming inside willingly is AWESOME) or when I clip her nails. She's not afraid to tell me "that's enough for that one!" by just shifting a bit, and she knows I'll listen to her so she doesn't freak out. Win-win!
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Re: PediPaws Review

Post by Shepherd103 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:05 am

My dog use to be nervous of the Pedi Paw.
But anyhow, I use to turn it on for a while, but I didn't use it on him until he was comfortable with the noise.
Within two days, he loves getting his nails done! :D
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