I am the proud owner of a very large dog named Brick. He has very thick nails that have been in desperate need of a trim. For the past two years, I have trimmed his nails with a standard clipper. As he has grown, it has become increasingly difficult to trim them myself.
I know, many of you might ask, "Why don't you just pay someone to trim his nails?" I will admit that this would be an obvious solution except for one small problem. I am entirely too cheap to pay someone to do a job that I can do myself.
Last night, as I was watching television, I saw an infomercial for the Peticure (yes, the name is ridiculous). It is basically a nail grinder for pets. As I stated before, I am cheap... too cheap to spend money on a grinder that can only be used for one purpose. Then it hit me. Why not buy a hand-held rotary grinder that I could use for other things as well.
Today I purchased a Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool. After charging the battery, I called Brick over to give it a try. Other than the unpleasant odor of grinding nails (it smelled strangely like burning hair), it worked like a dream. Within 10 minutes I had ground all of Bricks nails to a nice short length.
The nails are much shorter than I would have been able to cut them with a traditional cutter and I was able to round off all the sharp edges. Best of all, Brick didn't yelp and whine while I worked.
I'm feeling very proud of myself.
*** The opinions expressed are my own. The fine folks at Dremel have no clue I exist. I purchased the Dremel with my hubby's hard-earned cash and have not been compensated in any way for my review.