Dremel Tool For Nail Trimming
I've been reading a lot about a nail trimming tool called Dremel on American dog blogs. It's a battery driven device that grinds your dog's nails.
Zap HATES the nail clipper. He squiggles, shakes his paw and basically makes it impossible for me to trim his nails as short as they should be. Zap is a sensitive dog and although I did reinforce him a lot for being handled as a puppy he never grew accustom to grooming etc. Also I have never clipped his nails to short either - no blood ever!
Poncho on the other hand starts to drool when he sees the nail clipper. Nail clipper equals treats - so no problem trimming his nails.
I don't like running dogs on equipment if their nails are even slightly long. Many toe injuries are due to too long nails. So I went on and bought the dremel tool on Amazon. Zap likes the grinder much more than he likes the clipper. I love it! It's so easy to get the nails really short and you don't have to worry about clipping into the nail pulpa.
Just a heads up if you would like to buy one. The dremel uses 110 V and you'll have to buy a transformer (transforming our 220 V to 110V) to recharge the battery - otherwise the charger will quickly smell like burned plastic when you put it in the outlet ;o)