The Dremel Pet Nail Grooming kit has a rotary tool that allows you to quickly, easily and safely trim your pet's nails.
The Dremel Pet Nail Grooming kit allows you to quickly, easily and safely trim your pet's nails. The rotary action of the tool comfortably trims your pet's nails making it a much more enjoyable experience for your and your pet. With easy to follow instructions included in the kit, you'll be grooming pet nails in minutes.
- Painless alternative to nail clippers
- Fast, easy & safe way to trim your pet's nails in minutes
- Compact, cordless and lightweight (18 oz) for easy handling
- Operates on a rechargeable NiCad battery (included)
- Two speeds 6,500 & 13,000 rpm to match the proper speed required
- Two year warranty
- 4.8V Dremel NiCad Cordless Rotary Tool
- 5 accessories
- NiCad Rechargeable battery
- Speed: 6,500 - 13,000 RPM
- Voltage: 4.8V DC
- Weight: 18 oz
- Collet Capacity: 1/32" - 1/8"; 1/8" included
Pet Nail Grooming Tips
Using a Dremel rotary tool is a more comfortable method of trimming your pet's nails. Grinding is more gradual than clipping, which makes it easier to stop before reaching the quick. Should you nick the quick while using the rotary tool, the cut is usually smaller and will heal more quickly than a cut made with a clipper.
Before you start:
Your pet should be comfortable with you touching their feet before you expose them to the rotary tool. Take time to manipulate their paws for a few minutes at least once daily. Giving your pet a treat is a good way to associate having their paws touched with a positive reward.
The next step is to get your pet accustomed to the rotary tool. Let them sniff the tool while it is on. Try to get him to sit or lay on his side while the tool is in your hand and running. Eventually, you will need to be able to touch the rotating sanding drum to your pet's nails. Do no grinding at this time; simply let your pet become familiar with this new situation. You do not need to touch the tool to the nail for more than a second. Throughout the entire acclimation process, continue to praise and reward your pet. The process may take a couple days or even weeks.
Before trimming your pet's nails, you will need to be able to identify the quick. The outer nail is hard, and has no feeling. The core of the nail is the quick. It is made up of tiny blood vessels, nerve endings and is very sensitive. Should you cut the quick while trimming a nail, it will start to bleed.
Nail grooming process:
It is important to let the speed of the rotary tool do the work. You should never apply pressure to the toenail with the spinning sanding drum. Allow the speed of the sanding drum to remove the nail material without adding pressure.
The rotary tool's spinning sanding drum should not be kept against the nail longer than three seconds at a time. It is recommended that you alternate between all the nails on two paws at a time. This rotation method allows the nails to cool before they are ground a second time. Support the toe and nail in one hand while using the rotary tool in another. Pushing gently on the bottom of the paw's pad extends the nail slightly for easier grooming.
Pet Safety Tips
Secure your pet. Some pets may become nervous in the presence of the tool. The operator needs both hands to groom the nail. Have another person assist in restraining your pet. Keep pet hair away from spinning parts. Hair can entangle in the tool, causing injury to your pet.
Should hair be accidentally caught in the rotary tool, immediately turn off the tool and untangle the hair. For pets with particularly long hair, use an old sock to cover the toe, foot and leg and isolate the nail. Push the nail out through a small opening at the tip of the sock to groom the nail. Keep styptic powder (sold separately) on hand in case of bleeding.
Rotary tool measures 6.5" long and weighs 18 oz.