Rechargeable Pet Nail Grinder
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They call this a rechargeable "pet" nail grinder because it's designed with 3 different ports in its safety cap to accommodate large dogs, medium dogs, and small dogs. Uh, and cats. Cats!
I have never met a cat that will even tolerate my brushing its paw with a single finger (ahem, Zanzibar) much less gripping its legs one by one with a Zzzzzz!-ing contraption ready to file down its favorite forms of self-defense. And sometimes random, unprovoked offense if it's bored or feeling frisky (ahem, Zanzibar). And anyway, isn't feline claw maintenance what cat scratchers are for?
On the pooch side of nail care, a rechargeable pet nail grinder could prove a lot more useful; and based on the prevalence and reviews of these types of diamond bit files, dog owners dig them.
To be clear, this is not a nail clipper, though using it will obviously take some length off your dog's nails. The grinder is more for the safe and painless shaping of curled, gnarled, or pointy nails you need to return to a more comfortable, blunt edge. So you could clip first, and then use the grinder, but the latter also helps prevent overclipping and nicking your dog's kwik.
In addition to its 3 grinding points, the grinder has 2 speed settings to accommodate different pet sizes and nail hardnesses. Despite my earlier reference to the incoming Zzzzzz! a nail grinder will make, this one also guarantees to operate at less than 50dB and with low vibration. Still, they recommend acclimating your dog (or cat!) to the sound a few times before going in for some grinding action.
The rechargeable pet nail grinder's built-in battery has a 2-hour runtime for every 3 hours of charging.