Knowing how to clip your dog nail using nail clippers is essential if you want your dog to be happy and healthy.
Giving your pet a pedicure, on the other hand, can be daunting at the best of circumstances.
Fortunately, assistance is available.
From how to prepare Dremel’s electric pet nail grinder to paw handling and what angle to work at, this beginner’s guide to well-trimmed pet nails covers all the basics.
You’ll figure out how short you can go without injuring your dog, which will give you some much-needed confidence while grinding.
Try it, and you’ll see that improving your pet’s nails doesn’t have to be difficult.
Is it possible to use a standard Dremel on a dog’s nails?
Can You Dremel Dog Nails With A Regular Dremel?
Yes, a standard Dremel may be used to remove pet nails.
You can buy special nail grinders for this, but a Dremel works just as well.
Let’s get started!
Get the Electric Pet Nail Grinder ready.
Do you have any experience with Dremel’s Pet Nail Grooming Kit?
Simply remove it from the box, insert the batteries, and you’re ready to go.
If you’ve never used it before, clean it or change the sanding disco f dog nail grinder first.
This is how you get the tool ready to use:
- Remove the nail protector from your nails.
- Remove the old sanding disc by pulling the mandrel down.
- While installing the fresh sanding disc, pull the mandrel down again.
- Open the nail guard’s grey part, clasp it around the mandrel, and screw it in place.
- Turn the transparent section of the nail protector until it clicks into place.
Trim your dog’s nails in a comfortable position.
Find a comfortable area for both you and your dog before you begin clipping your dog’s thick nails.
Position your dog so that you can easily reach all of its paws without having to twist its legs.
Take, for example, the sofa.
Place a towel on your lap and ask your dog to place his front paws on it.
This manner, you can keep a solid grip on the paw while keeping it visible.
Some dog owner find it easier to sit in the same direction as their pet rather than opposite them.
You’ll quickly learn which position is ideal for you and your dog if you explore a little.
Introduce the Electric Nail Grinder to Your Pet
Introduce the dog to the electric pet nail grinder and the task at hand before you begin your pet pedicure.
Begin by softly massaging its paws.
If your pet is comfortable with it, rub his or her paws.
Allow the dog to sniff and handle the tool for a minute while you pet and reassure it.
Then, without clipping any of your dog’s nails, turn the tool on a few times.
This will acquaint him or her with the humming sounds and vibrations produced by the tool.
That’s one courageous dog, groomed and ready to go.
Choose how short you want your nail to be
Next, take a close look at your dog’s nails.
Find the quick, a pink, living region of the body where the nerves and blood vessels run.
You should avoid cutting into this section since it causes your dog to howl in agony and the nail to bleed.
The quick can be difficult to spot if your dog’s nails are black.
Rather, look for the place on the bottom of the nail where it splits into a triangle shape with two exterior ‘walls.’
You should be fine if you cut the nail up to this stage.
Aim for a relatively straight outcome, removing the sharp tip so the dog’s claws don’t contact the ground as he stands.
Start by turning on the Dremel Tool
With your non-dominant hand, firmly grasp a paw.
To split the toe and make the nail stand out, gently press on it.
Allow the tool to do the work for you by not hammering the nail down too hard.
Take frequent breaks when grooming your pet’s nails
Do you want your dog to be as relaxed as possible when having his or her nails groomed?
Take short rests every now and then.
Because grinding causes friction, which causes heat, a break will keep the sanding disc from overheating and generating a burning feeling in the nail.
A short break every now and then allows you to reassure and praise your dog.
Give him or her a long-overdue hug or a pleasant treat.
Take advantage of the pause to examine the nail in detail.
How much more needs to be honed?
Are you avoiding the pink as much as possible?
You’re off again once you’ve calculated how much more has to be trimmed.
Also, file the Dew claws nail
On their front legs, all dogs have dewclaws, or thumbs.
Some dog also have dewclaws on their hind legs, and some even have twin dewclaws.
These extra toes are located a little higher up on the thigh and require nail trimming as well.
In fact, because the dewclaws’ nails develop faster than the rest of your pet’s nails, it’s critical to keep a check on them from week to week.
When trimming dewclaws’ nails, it’s preferable to remove the nail guard because they’re a little difficult to reach.
Trimming your nails is simple: simply file away the pointed tip.
After trimming your pet’s nails, measure the length of their nails
It’s time to double-check your work after filing all of the nails on all paws.
Is your dog’s nail length still excessively long, or is it time to call it a day on the pet nail grooming session?
To inspect the individual nails, have your dog stand on all four legs on a level, hard surface.
When they no longer touch the ground, they’ve been properly trimmed.
Recognize and reward your pet’s good behavior
Nail trimming is a stressful process for most dogs, so finishing a successful canine pedicure is a huge accomplishment.
You did an excellent job!
Praise and cuddles are a great way to show your dog that you’re proud of him.
It’s also an excellent opportunity to give your dog a treat.
By ending the pet nail grooming session on a positive note, your dog may be less apprehensive about the next one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it better to grind or clip dog nails?
A grinding tool, rather than a clipper, can give a smoother finish to the nail and works well on thick nails. Working with black-nail dogs reduces the risk of hitting the quick because owners believe they have more control over the cutting procedure.
Does Dremel hurt dogs?
Your dog will not be harmed if you use your Dremel tool correctly.
If you have a sensitive dog, the noise and sensation of something moving across their nails may be enough to frighten them.
Dremel tools, on the other hand, are made with your dog’s safety and comfort in mind, so they won’t hurt him.
How often should I Dremel my dog’s nails?
Slowing down allows you to keep a close eye on your progress.
Consider keeping your nail maintenance treatments brief — a quick touch-up once a week is typically preferable to a big session every two weeks. It will make your dog happier.