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Old 03-22-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: UK
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I'm really sorry I can't think what they are called. They look like a small circular sander.

We've just had our cats nails trimmed and i'm loving it. I dont have the expertise or the required amount of hands (i believe 8 are required ) to do it myself so I thought these might be a good idea.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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There are a few of them, Pedipaws is one. I cannot imagine my cats letting me get anywhere near them with that thing! Good luck!
We double-team our girl cat - my DH "fusses" on her and gets her all blissed out while I clip her claws. She hardly notices.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I use em on my two chis and they are okay with it . I bought one last year off the internet . I know now they sell them at walgreens . good luck .
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I just do the claws with nail clippers. I sit them on my lap like a baby, with my left arm holding them up and the left hand holding the paw/claw. I can do all 4 paws pretty quickly.

I am afraid of those things, I've read that you have to do a little at a time and change claws, as too much time on one claw can heat it up and be painful.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: California
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I use a Dremal tool. Bought the Pedi-Cure and it went back. BUT...I use it on my Golden....The cats would never stand for any thing that makes noise to do their nails. I use a nail clipper and just clip off the tips about once a month.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: California
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SouthernbelleinUtah: You can not hold the tool steady to the nail or it will heat up. I hit the nail over and over with a few seconds in between for the dog. No problems.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Aberdeen, Wa
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I've considered getting one, but I worry about the sound.

If you start using clippers when a cat is young they get used to it. It's more of a trust issue. Always make sure your clippers are sharp. Either use one with a replacable blade or replace the clipper often. I like the scissor style ones personally.

My kitties just lay on their backs in my lap.

We had one years ago that protested. She would try and bite the clipper. We put a loose fitting sock over her head. It took maybe 3 times and the sock came off and she never had a problem with the clipper again.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: UK
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Thanks all. I may try with the clippers. One is polydactyl on all 4 paws so that's a lot of claws when they are sharp!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have one and I am not impressed with it. I used it one time and still had to reach for the clippers.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: DC
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My mom got me (or, actually, my cat) PediPaws as a gift, but I don't really like it. It took longer to grind the nail down and freaked her out. I wrap her in a towel (trapping her mouth and other paws) and just pull one paw out at a time to clip. She hates it, but at least I can get it done with minimal injuries.
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