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Peticure- new claw filing tool (As Seen On TV!)

post #1 of 13
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I just saw a commercial for this on Animal Planet:

http://www.peticure.com/

Has anyone used one? It's $30, which isn't too bad, but just wanted to see if it actually worked.
post #2 of 13
don't think mine would like that... probably makes a buzzing noise!
post #3 of 13
I'm with you. Come after either of my cats with a machine like that, and I'll bet they're gone in a second.
post #4 of 13
Might work for a dog, but I doubt you can get a cat to sit still long enough to do it. Even cats that are USED to having their nails done and don't fight.

Charlie is very good about clipping nails, but I would not expect him to sit still enough to use that.
post #5 of 13
anytime i file my own nails, my cats like to play with the file so i let them run their claws all over it. its cheaper and they think theyre getting away with something
post #6 of 13
Two issues with it. First, it is possible to file the nail down too deep, just like ithe nail can be cut too deep. And the rotary tool is similar to what they use on my nailat the salon - and it can get too hot on the nail, especially during the learning period.
post #7 of 13
http://www.peticure.com/

I keep seeing this ad on TV for grooming pet nails. Has anyone tried it? I personally think its a little overpriced...still...
post #8 of 13
It's stil possible to file back to the quick - which is the reaon I hate to do their nails in the first place.
post #9 of 13
And I aimgine if you're using that tool it's harder to keep track of where the quick is. At least with clipping, you can see the pink part, and cut in one snip.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
Two issues with it. First, it is possible to file the nail down too deep, just like ithe nail can be cut too deep. And the rotary tool is similar to what they use on my nailat the salon - and it can get too hot on the nail, especially during the learning period.
Good logic there! I knew none of my cats would sit still for it, they barely sit still when they see the clippers!

I hadn't thought through about the quick though. I think that would hurt more than the clippers pinching/clipping it!!!
post #11 of 13
it's a dremmel with a dust guard
They are the preferred tool for a dog, but i have never seen anyone brave enough to attempt it with a cat.
If you have dogs, get one, you'll love it, but for a cat? No way
post #12 of 13
Oh I think not for mine. I would spend an hour searching for them and then collapse from exhaustion.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
In the commercial, they claim that clipping a cat's claws hurts because even if you're not cutting the nerve, you're compressing it...is this true? I'd never heard it before, but it would certainly explain why some (most) cats react so violently to getting their claws clipped.

Yeah, I guess overheating could be a concern.

Albus only seems to get one long claw at a time, so clipping it isn't too bad....at least not for me.
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