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Old 04-17-2014, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by kady05 View Post
That's actually what mine was originally bought for haha. It's a Dremel brand, cordless. It's awesome.

Yep that's what I use.

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Old 04-27-2014, 01:02 PM
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I don't dremel, it's just something I've never done, nothing against it.
If you're just going to use regular dog nail clippers, just keep cutting bit by bit until you see a dark dot in the middle. The bigger the dot the closer you are to the quick.

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:00 PM
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I've always used a regular Dremel power tool with a hose attachment thingy. It has variable speeds. I use a faster speed on my son's dog with big, hard, thick nails and a middle range for my little dogs. I don't hold it on but instead sort of make quick swipes...about 3 or 4 then move onto the next nail. I have quicked them and I think it hurts but it won't bleed much because it cauterizes them. So, keep peeking to see if you can tell when to stop. I see a little circle and a little bit of white...must be the quick starting to show through. They usually let me know by flinching if I'm getting too close. To get them back shorter, do just a tad every 3 days or so until they're back where you want them, then probably once a week will do.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:11 AM
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I think I might just try using a dremel now. I was afraid to before because I thought it might be easier to hit the quick by accident, but it sounds like it's less nerve wracking than using regular clippers.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:17 AM
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When cutting the nail, clip where the nail starts to curve. As pictured above, stop when you see a dark dot in the middle.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:57 PM
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You can see in the pictures that there is a "bulge" underneath the top of the nail that is rounded and almost seems like a separate part of the nail. That is the quick growing under the nail- so you can dremel or clip up until that point.

I have this dremel, I believe, with a flex shaft. The flex shaft is awesome so that the loud device isn't right near the dog. It's a few feet away on a pillow.

I love it. It's so much quicker than the battery powered devices, and you don't have to worry about replacing batteries every few months at $20 a pop.
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