How to Groom Your Pet's Nails

Pampering your pet with a quick and easy manicure.


    On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere will observe National Love Your Pet Day. In honor of this unofficial national holiday, this week's project is all about pampering your pet with a quick and easy manicure.

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    Step By Step Instructions


    Step 1

    Dog sniffing dremel tool for comfort
    Relaxed dog
    Dog sniffing dremel tool for comfort
    Relaxed dog

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    First thing's first, you want this to be a pleasant experience for your pet so it is best to wait until your dog is relaxed and calm before you begin. A walk before the session may help. TIP: Keep your pet calm. Talk in a calm and quiet voice to help keep them calm. Let your pet investigate and sniff the tool to be more comfortable. Turn on the Pet Groomer to a slow speed to better adapt him to the tool.


    Step 2

    Looking for debris in dogs feet

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    Next, Spread pet's feet to inspect for dirt and debris.


    Step 3

    File and groom pet's nails

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    Hold your pet in place by putting your arms and upper body over him while you file the nails with the Dremel Pet Grooming Kit. While filing the front nails, hold your forearm over the pet's neck to prevent him from lifting his head. If you pet remains anxious or jumpy, try laying him on his side and gently holding him down.


    Step 4

    Trimming nails with slight angel

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    Only trim the tip of each nail at a slight angle, just before the point where it begins to curl. Take care to avoid the quick, which is the vein that runs into the nail. If you accidentally cut into the quick, causing bleeding, apply some styptic powder to stop bleeding.


    Step 5

    File and smooth edges

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    After the nails have been cut, use an emery board or file to smooth out any rough edges.


    To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.