When I hear “pet manicure” I flinch. I flinch because I usually have to chase my pets around as they know what is coming when I show up with the nail clippers. The task is usually a difficult one and it is one of my least favorite things to do. I fear hurting them and wounding their trust in me so I was thrilled to be introduced to PediPaws™, a tool that promised to file their nails smoothly without much fuss.
I was excited when I got my PediPaws™, so I made a quick trip to the store for the required 2 “C” Alkaline batteries. Before trimming my pet’s nails I watched a small video on the manufacturer’s site and I followed the easy instructions. I specially liked the tips on offering praise and treats to get them to comply. Great video! You can view the PediPaws™ video here.
I tried it on my dogs and cats and was pleasantly surprised. The PediPaws™ is quiet, easy to use, effective and efficient. I was not sure of the noise level before getting this and I was thrilled when I heard how quiet it was.
My cats and small dog were very easy to handle and in a few minutes I gave them the perfect pedicure, painless for me and for them. I let them check it out first and quickly learned that when the whole family was around they were agitated and too feisty. As soon as I sent everyone away, the cats co-operated and got a nice pedicure!
You can see my cat Mia waiting for her turn to get a pedicure!
My big dog Jessie, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, was a lot more rambunctious and harder to hold, but once she saw that it was not going to hurt, and realized that I was not going to let her go, the PediPaws™ went ahead and performed beautifully. It did help that my daughter held her and provided some distraction but I am sure with more experience we’ll both be better at it.
So how about the end result on my little test? I was impressed with this tool, it was a lot quieter than I expected, easy to use and I think it’s a keeper! How about my pet’s nails? Their nails looked a lot smoother than when I used the nail cutter and the whole experience was a lot less traumatic for them and for me!
PediPaw™’s site says:
“PediPaws™ gently and painlessly files your Pet’s nails to leave them trim, rounded and smooth. Say goodbye to scratched furniture and floors forever!
PediPaws™ is the revolutionary nail trimmer for your dog or cat. It’s the newest and fastest way to keep your pet’s nails trim rounded and smooth with no mess! Now you can easily trim your pet’s nails anywhere without the pain caused by traditional nail clippers. The secret is PediPaws™’ precision emery filing wheel that gently removes thin layers of nail to leave your pet’s paws touchably soft and your home safe from scratches.”
You can purchase PediPaws™ at several stores, as well as online stores and directly at the product’s website: www.Pedipaws.com. The price for the PediPaws™ is $19.99. The manufacturer also offers replacement heads and they came packaged in sets of ten for $9.99.
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