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Spoiled Sweet or Spoiled Rotten: Peticure?

Now I don't think I've ever bought a product off the TV – I guess I'm not usually up late enough for infomercials – but this product piqued my interest. After all cutting a pet's nails can be super tricky, and no one wants to get all scratched up. The aptly-named Peticure is a rotary tool to file down the sharp claws of your kitties and pups, and reminds me of the dremel tools many groomers use. Costing $29.99 (plus shipping) for the small dog or cat version up to $59.99 for the professional grade model, would you spend the cash or keep doling the duty out to a professional?

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I tried giving Scout a real "peticure" once where I clipped, filed, and buffed her nails and then painted them with a quick drying doggie nail polish. She was really patient, but I could tell she really didn't like it. And when I was done, she went outside and stepped in a bunch of grass and dirt and smeared the polish anyway. So yeah, after that I just clip and file her nails now.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
p.s. My boyfriend's sister was trying to "break it in" for her girls, and left it on in the living room. Her brother-in-law came in and asked if she'd forgotten her "toy". ha! :chuckle:
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
My boyfriend's sister bought this for her dogs (who are deathly afraid of it), and I've borrowed it to do Bella's nails. I love it. It's quick, it's easy, & it doesn't scare her. We were having a really big issue with the clippers, so I'm glad this actually works.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
OMG! That Yorkshire look so much like my grandmother's Yorkshire!!!
shinycrazy shinycrazy 8 years
I bought the Peticure a few months ago and have been really happy with it. It's much less stressful on the dog, especially if you follow the simple directions that come with it. The directions help you "introduce" your dog to the peticure, so it doesn't seem so scary. I was impatient and used it right away, so my dog puts her self in her crate when I pick it up. But if my fiance holds her on her back and rubs her tummy, it couldn't be easier! I know I'm much less stressed about doing her nails with it. The peticure beats $12 a trip to the vet to have it done too! I agree with AKirtsin about it not being a spoiling type thing. It makes for healthier/happier dogs and definitely a happier me!
AKirstin AKirstin 8 years
Yeah, this version of this tool has gotten mixed reviews, but toenail grinders are nothing new. My Mom has used them for years. They are lighter weight, quieter and less expensive then Dremels. It really is much nicer to the animal than clippers. I don't see this as a "spoiling" issue, it's the compassionate choice.
yadiet yadiet 8 years
my Min Pin MIGHT let me do this to him....he has this phobia with people touching his paws. hahah
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Uh, its basically just a dremel right? Just buy a dremel. :OY:
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 8 years
Actually, Pet, I was hoping you'd do a review of this for us.
Amyenurse Amyenurse 8 years
I don't think there is a chance in HELL I could get my 2 cats to sit still with the peticure. I have a hard enough time using a clipper. Does anyone just bring their cat/dog to the vet to have the nails trimmed? If so, how much does this usually cost? It may be worth it because my vet did this for my cat in 0.2 seconds while it takes me and my boyfriend forever! Thanks!
amandalynnmc amandalynnmc 8 years
I read several reviews online about the Peticure. It's basically a worthless piece of junk. Save your money up and buy a nice dremel.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
while this looks fancy, i'll stick with my dremel. those are the best things - no matter how long my dog's nails get it only take a few minutes per paw to file them down to little stubs. one of my dogs has clear nails - those are very easy to do. my other pup has black nails ... harder to judge but i've yet to draw blook with the dremel.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
My mom dremels her dogs nails. She just does it slowly while watching TV on the couch and Qi doesn't mind anymore. If I did B-Bops nails I might check this out, but his are all black and I'm terrified I'll hurt him so I just leave it to the pros
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I also hear you should skip this and go with the regular dremel.
wren1 wren1 8 years
I have a dremel (not this one) and you still have to get your dog's nails to a decent level before you use it (with a clipper). I end up using a dremel/clipper combo. I clip, then file them down so they are not jagged and look better. It's still a never-ending battle for me and my dog. :paininthebutt:
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
My mother bought one of these things for her dog. The dog was scared of it as I think many dogs would be.(and it still cut the quick!) I use the clippers with my dogs and I don't think I'll buy the pedicure things for my household but if it works for your dog yay!
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