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love2driveinct
11th January 2011, 03:06 PM
I realize that this should probably be posted in another area, but this seems to be the place where most of us frequent, so I figured I'd post it here.

I'm finally getting ready to purchase all of our grooming supplies -- I'd been putting it off a bit to space out some of the expenses. I'd like to buy the best quality, if possible. I've looked into the Chris Christensen brushes & combs, and will probably buy those unless someone has a specific recommendation to purchase something different.

But I'm wondering if anyone has a pair of toenail clippers that they absolutely love? I really hate clipping nails, but I know that I will get better at it if I keep trying. I figure if I get good quality clippers I will increase the chances of success. :) Any recommendations?

love2driveinct
11th January 2011, 11:04 PM
Found a pair in the Martha Stewart collection sold at PetSmart -- reviews were very good and I think they are the pair for me. But if anyone has any recommendations, please don't hesitate to mention them. I probably will not get over to the store until tomorrow or the day after, depending on our weather situation.

Also, I just have to say that I've been in touch with someone at Chris Christensen Systems -- I needed some guidance on which products to purchase. They have been SUPER helpful, and in addition, I do not feel like I am being steered towards more expensive products as can be the case with other companies sometimes. So although I haven't received the items yet, so far I am quite impressed with the company. :thmbsup:

tara
12th January 2011, 12:24 AM
I use the guillotine (sp?) style toenail clippers for Holly and really like them. The kind where the "cutter" goes up and down seems to put the least amount of pressure on her nail beds. I bought them at Target for not very much, so it might not be necessary to spend a lot of money on clippers.

Cathy Moon
12th January 2011, 01:06 AM
I feel most comfortable using the Scissor-Style Small Dog and Puppy Nail Trimmer:
http://www.amazon.com/Scissor-Style-Small-Puppy-Nail-Trimmer/dp/B0007UD6OA

I have to replace these every year so that they're sharp, and they really only work on small nails. The nail doesn't move at all when it's being cut, and I can get the right angle for the cut.

Zumie05
13th January 2011, 08:15 PM
I use these to trim Coco's nails now. As a very small puppy I used the same style trimmers except the kind made for cats.

http://www.1freeaday.com/images_catprod/10007865/inset.jpg

I also really love the dremel and plan on getting one soon; but for now I let the groomers grind Coco's nails.

http://blogs.families.com/media/dremel.jpg

love2driveinct
14th January 2011, 01:42 AM
Thank you for the suggestions, I will check them out!

Cathy Moon
14th January 2011, 12:43 PM
I use these to trim Coco's nails now. As a very small puppy I used the same style trimmers except the kind made for cats.

http://www.1freeaday.com/images_catprod/10007865/inset.jpg

I also really love the dremel and plan on getting one soon; but for now I let the groomers grind Coco's nails.

http://blogs.families.com/media/dremel.jpg

With a dremel tool, I heard you might want to put a sock over the dog's paw and then push a toenail through the sock before trimming it - otherwise cavaliers' foot hair can get caught up in the spinning tool.