Lookie lookie - my grass is turning green again - how cool is that after all that brown yucky stuff over winter. Now.....Before I get to the Wordy Wednesday Word I wanted to say something.
Okay - here I am trying to give my best puzzled look in this photo. I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful and encouraging comments on my new look blog but I am a bit perplexed about a theme I noticed. My buddies kept mentioning what a clever mom I have and that she was talented. HUH WHAT???? Sure the mom helped a teeny tiny bit but I made my new blog!!!!! (didn't you see me at the computer???) I am the super talented clever cowspotdog just like you all are the super clever talented creators of your blogs. Or are you trying to say YOU don't do your blogs - goodness next you will have me believing there is no Santa Paws. Okay - Having got that off my furry chest - the word for today is Nails. Eeeeeewwwwww I can feel you all shuddering at the mere thought of getting nails timmed.
I get my nails ground not cut and we were wondering about what others prefer. You have probably all seen the commercial for the Pedi Paws thing (if you live in the USA) it is a nail grounder specifically for pets. Now the mom is very fussy about checking these things out and one of the things she noted and that they don't tell you on the commercial is - there are actually two different grinders, one for small dogs which is the $19.99 version and one for bigger dogs which shelties and anything larger fall into and that one cost $59.99. In the stores mom has only seen the small one for sale and she thinks there are probably a lot of disappointed buyers out there.
What our dog groomer and vet both use though is a small Dremel and this is what the mom uses now. It has adjustable power and can grind any size doggies nails. Like any kind of nail trimmers you MUST BE VERY CAREFUL. Mom says the number one thing to keep in mind is that the fur around the nails MUST be clipped away so you can see exactly what you are doing. Then it is simple a matter of slowly shaping from under the nail tip to over and around the end until it is the desired length. The great thing with grinding is that is doesn't squash the nail like clippers do and it doesn't leave any rough scratchy edges. Mom has been using this for the past year and I am very happy as she has not once caught the qwik or made my nails bleed. So for you doggies out there who don't like having your nails cut with clippers, there is another option.