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Does a Drummel or Dremel tool work to trim cat’s nails?

By: Dr. Jon Rappaport

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Our question this week was:

Dr. Jon – I heard about Dremel type tool being used to trim dog nails – can it also be used on cats?

Melody


Answer

Hi – thanks for your email. You asked if the dremel type tool or nail grinder has been used to trim a cats nails. Yes, in fact, I have recently used a dremel type tool to trim cat's nails. In fact, we at Petplace.com recently tested a tool called Gentle Paws


This device is essentially a nail grinder styled after Dremel tools. The Pedi-paws device has a protective plastic shell around the sandpaper grinder that allows a pet nail to enter and thus be ground or shortened. It is important to introduce it slowly to a cat. Show it to them and pet them with it before restraining them to do their nails. This same philosophy should be used with introducing anything to your cat. Gradual introduction is important.

An article that might be helpful to you is How to Trim Your Cats Nails with a Nail Grinder or Dremel Tool

Best of luck!

Dr. Jon




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