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For me, Nail Dremel is better than a nail clipper

Do you cringe when you use nail clippers to cut the nails of your dog?

Is it really that easy? Cutting concrete with dental floss is like cutting through concrete.

About ten years ago I made a change. The Dremel is a much better tool for trimming your dog’s nail.

I prefer using a nail drill to nail clippers.

How difficult is it to trim your dog’s nail?

Do you have trouble trimming your dog’s nail? It’s not just you who has difficulty. Most dogs and humans dislike the process.

Is there a way to clip my dog’s dog nails more easily? I used nail clippers before, but now I use Dremel. A nail dremel may not be for everyone. But it is great for those who are having trouble with their traditional dog nail clippers.

I prefer to use a Dremel nail filer over one that is clipped

Laika’s nails are large and thick. It’s difficult to cut them, even with new clippers. The dark color of Laika’s nails makes it hard to see the quick-filled blood vessels in the middle. It’s always a concern of mine to not cut her nails short.

I like the control of a Dremel over nail clippers. I feel less in control when I use clippers. Clippers can become dull, making what should be a simple trimming more nerve-wracking.

Do you remember the first time you cut your dog’s nails? This was a painful experience for you (or your pet). Dremels are not as bad. I can trim her nails with ease, and avoid accidentally cutting them short.

Trimming nails is never enjoyable. Using a Dremel to do it makes my life easier. I feel more confident and my dog becomes less anxious. The experience makes nail trimming more pleasurable for both of us.

If you have cut the nails of your dog too short, here are five ways to stop any bleeding.

What exactly is a Dremel nail?

A nail dremel grinds down the dog’s nails. It’s a great alternative to guillotine-style clippers for dogs that hate them.

I have a cordless dremel with 4 drums and 2 speed settings. I can use high or low speed for Laika, who weighs 70 pounds.

I have only changed two drums in 3 years (they wear out after frequent use) and the charger still works as it did when I bought it.

Laika after trimming her nails with the Dremel. Although they could be cut even shorter with traditional clippers, I find this method to be much more effective.

Use of a Dremel for Nails

You can use the nail grinder to grind your dog’s nails. Because they get very hot, it is recommended you hold them on for only a few seconds at a given time.

I love using the dremel to cut my dog’s nail much shorter than with clippers. Because you only remove small pieces of the nail, it is easy to monitor your progress without worrying about cutting the quick.

Introduce your dog to the Nail Dremel

It will take some time for your dog to get used to the noise that the dremel makes. The goal should be to create a positive experience.

It will take some time before your dog is comfortable with the sound. I would suggest taking it slowly. Let your dog get used the the noise for a couple of times.

If your dog is sensitive to sounds (or other new things), I recommend turning the sound on several times without trimming their nails. I know it’s annoying, but rewarding him for his association with that scary new thing will help to ensure that you do not completely ruin it.

Laika would get treats if she sat near me while I used the dremel. We worked up to one nail per time.

If you are clumsy, be extra careful when working with your dog’s fur. I’ve gotten my dremel caught in carpets a couple of times and can’t imagine what it would feel like to have it get stuck to your pet’s hair.

Beware of Heat when Using Dremel

Heat is the biggest danger when using a Dremel to remove your dog’s nail.

After prolonged use, nail dremels can get very hot. Don’t keep the dremel on the dog’s nails longer than one second. Only do a quick brush or tap at a given time.

Because the Dremel 7300 is a low-powered dremel (in comparison to other models), it will take a little longer for it to warm up. However, after a couple of minutes at the highest setting the dremel does get hot.

I’ve had mine get stuck on the carpet several times when I didn’t turn it off.

Pros and Cons of using a nail Dremel or Clippers

My dremel is a great tool, but it is not the best. It takes a long time to finish my dog’s nails, and it is not the most enjoyable activity. However, it provides a certain level of comfort and stability that I can rely upon. This is why I choose a nail-dremel instead of nail clippers.

I am paranoid when I clip my dog’s nail with traditional clippers because I need to press down hard. I no longer have this worry, I can see exactly how much of the nail I will be grinding away.

Are you considering switching from nail clippers and a dremel to one? Consider the pros and cons:

The Pros and Cons of using a nail drill

  • Better control (no need to cut the short)
  • Replacement bands are included so that the bands never dull.
  • This product is effective on nails with thicker nail growth (mine was strong enough to handle my German Shepherd Mix)
  • Clippers would have required me to file the dogs’ nails afterward.
  • Trimming your nails incrementally makes it easier

The Cons of using a nail drill

  • Needs a charging cord or a charger
  • Costlier (mine was $29, compared to $9 for the clippers)
  • Noise & vibrations may make your dog nervous. Use lots of treats to start out.
  • It takes longer to clip if you are proficient at using clippers
  • Gets hot after prolonged use
  • Clippers for thick, hard-to-cut nails
  • Quick How to trim black nails when you cannot see them
  • Clippers are not for those of us with a fear of them

Halloween safety tips for dogs

It’s not just her. Halloween is a stressful time for dogs.

Use these tips and safety measures to ensure your pet’s safety on Halloween.

Tips to keep your dog safe this Halloween

I can’t imagine how my dog must feel when strangers in scary costumes show up at our door each year. She is definitely stressed.

You dog knows more about your pets than you do. Think of ways to make the Halloween experience fun for your animal. Here are seven safety tips.

Tips for wearing dog costumes

Although dressing up your pets for Halloween can be a lot of fun, it is important to remember safety.

Watch Out for Stress and Anxiety In Your Dog

Don’t force your pet to wear the costume. Not all dogs enjoy dressing up. If your dog doesn’t care for extras, you can give them a bandana with a Halloween theme.

2. Check Dog Costumes For Loose Parts

Dog costumes can contain choking hazards, such as ribbons, buttons or beads. Dogs are notorious for tearing apart anything, including costumes.

3. Make Sure Your Dog’s Costume Fits Properly

Dog costumes and other clothing can have a tricky sizing. Make sure the costume does not feel too tight to your dog.

3. Masks for Halloween are inappropriate

A dog mask is great for taking photos but not so much when trick-or treating with pets.

4. Avoid selecting a costume which is too large or heavy

Select a comfortable costume for your pet.

Choose a lightweight dog costume

Avoid overheating by wearing lightweight clothing.

7. Remember to keep your dog’s visibility in mind

For your pet to be more visible, make sure the costume you choose is bright or reflective.

There are many other choices if your dog is not a fan of wearing costumes. You can have just as much fun with a Halloween bandana.

Halloween safety tips for your dog

If you are eating candy for Halloween, make sure there is no wrapping left behind. The dogs are very good at picking up things off the floor.

Some treats and candies are poisonous to dogs

Chocolate and sweetened candies containing xylitol are poisonous to dogs. If you suspect your dog may have ingested a toxic substance, call your veterinarian or local emergency clinic. Xylitol can cause death in dogs.

-Petmd

In Moderation, Pumpkin Is Good For You

A pureed pumpkin treat is an excellent Halloween treat. The pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene and potassium. Cooked and canned pumpkins both are healthy for dogs.

My favourite pumpkin dog treat is the pumpkin scone. Unsure of how to make dog treats? Don’t worry. I got you covered. Here are 10 of my favorite pumpkin dog treat recipes.

Pets can be stressed by trick-or-treaters

Many dogs will become stressed and anxious by the constant ringing of doorbells and knocking at doors.

If you give your dog candy, it may escape.

Dogs can be scared of masks. They may not feel safe around strangers wearing them or loud noises. Make sure your dog has access to food and water.

If you’re worried about the anxiety of your dog, consult your veterinarian.

Seven Pet Halloween Decoration Safety Guidelines

  1. Your dogs are curious about anything new that enters your home. Certain Halloween decorations may be dangerous due to their electric or fire hazards.
  2. Do not let your dog access the pumpkin unsupervised. Although they do not contain poison, they can cause stomach problems if eaten in whole form.
  3. Keep candles and Jack-o’-lanterns out of reach of young children.
  4. Do not let your pets’ paws touch electrical cords.
  5. If you have dogs who love to chew on things, avoid electric shocks. This is especially true for puppies.
  6. Avoid other dangers by keeping your Halloween decorations out of reach.

Although glow sticks do not contain toxic chemicals, their dibutylphtalate liquid can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and salivary glands, leading to excessive drooling.

If you have a dog with a tail like mine, he can knock over anything including candles or decorations.

Dogs and Outdoor Hazards

Do not leave your pet in the yard on Halloween. Don’t leave your dog in the backyard on Halloween.

Any animal is at risk, even if black cats are the most common victims of Halloween tricks.

Trick or Treat with your Dog

Safety tips when trick-or treating with pets:

  1. Do not let your children take your dogs door-to-door alone.
  2. Only take your dog if it’s well-socialized and friendly with strangers.
  3. Is your dog good with children? Many kids will come to your dog on Halloween.
  4. If your dog is able to leave items, such as candy wrappers on the ground, you’re likely to see them.
  5. Don’t forget your pet’s bag of poop. Do not let anyone ruin Halloween by stepping in your dog’s mess.
  6. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure they have a valid ID.
  7. LED harnesses and collars, or reflective clothing can help you be more visible.
  8. Bring your pets water
  9. Make sure the dog is comfortable with its costume by trying it on a few times.
  10. Bring along a second adult who can keep an eye out for the kids and dog.

Dogs may stay indoors due to the noise and stress associated with Halloween.

If you follow these tips, your Halloween will be safe and fun for the whole family. Don’t force pets to dress up or participate if they are uncomfortable. Most dogs would rather stay home to avoid all the noise and chaos.

What will you do with your dog this Halloween?

How will you spend Halloween with your pets? Will you dress them up or bring them to the Halloween Parade for trick-or treating? Did your dog have a good time? Share your experiences in the comments.

Simple dressing up for Halloween dogs

Do you dog dislike Halloween costumes on your pet? You’re certainly not the only one. There are simple solutions.

Laika is very particular about clothing, especially. Laika loves wearing hoodies. She runs when I put on her favorite red one. Capes and shirts are also off limits, as is anything covering her head or legs.

It’s not for every dog to wear elaborate costumes. Don’t fret if your dog isn’t interested in wearing that princess dress or dancing around with that wizard’s full robe. There are still some options for a more simple costume that looks festive. This is how to easily dress up your dog for Halloween.

1. Bandanas with Halloween Themes

If your dog has ever visited the groomer, you may already have some bandanas on hand. Most pet shops or online sell Halloween-themed bandanas. If you are crafty, you could even make your own.

2. Collars with Halloween themes

There are some dog owners who have a large collection of collars. Halloween is the perfect time to display our most decorative ones. There are many options for Halloween-themed collars, from basic pumpkin designs to ones that have LED lights.

3. Dog Bow Tie Are A Hit

Nothing is more classy than a dog wearing a bow tie. It’s a great way to make your dog look festive, and you can attach it right on the collar. You could also add some cufflinks to give it a little extra class.

You can buy super-cute dog bowties on Etsy or Amazon. Or, you can make them yourself.

4. The Onesie is a great dog costume

This brilliant idea is not mine, but it’s from Beagles & Bargains. If you have ever shopped for babies, you will know that there are many choices.

Most dogs are likely to appreciate the fact that their legs on the back remain bare. Learn how you can transform a onesie for a dog into a cool costume with a few easy steps. Also, learn how to measure your dog’s size.

5. Easy, comfortable dog costumes can be made with scarves

Scarves can be as easy as bandanas. What’s up with the scarves? I’m not sure what happened, but do you know how many types there are to choose from today? If you are using a longer scarf, make sure you have it wrapped up to prevent your child from tripping on the ends.

Make your dog look like a bunny skier or choose some bright, awesome colors to add some flair. If you want to go simple, an orange scarf looks festive and you will find it at any local shop.

6. There are endless possibilities for customizing T-shirts

Like onesies, t-shirts can be used as dog costume because of their availability in many sizes and colours. If you are creative, you could decorate the shirt to make it look like a Halloween ghost for your pet. Remember puffy paint?

The t-shirt is a simple and effective costume. Most dogs seem not to mind the tee shirt, as it doesn’t limit their movements.

7. Decorating your dog’s harness for Halloween

The jockey dog costume is a popular one. It’s not a complete outfit, but a simple toy attached to a harness. Even fussy dogs might like it.

It doesn’t need to be jockey. I find this ladybug idea one of the most adorable. It’s easy to make yourself. Just design the pattern and attach it on your dog harness.

8. How to Make A Doggie Tutu for Halloween

Another easy Halloween costume for your pet is a tutu. You can easily make one yourself if you are feeling crafty. Doggie tutus can be purchased in pet costumes at your local shop or made in 30 minutes.

What do you dress up your dog for Halloween?

Do you want to dress your dog in a costume or keep it plain? Have you already chosen a dog costume for this holiday season?