Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Of Nails and Noses

I got yet another new power tool Friday but I didn’t even have a chance to crack it open until Sunday night. How did I last that long?! This one, though, isn’t house-related, but pet-related.

It’s a Dremel 761-03 7,000/14,000 RPM Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Rotary Tool. I got it from Amazon.com for under $23. And since I ordered it at the same time I bought my new hammer, shipping was free.

I had ordered a Peticure months ago but kept getting told it was back-ordered so I finally canceled that order and got this instead about two weeks ago. I read several reviews on it, almost every one of them positive. The only complaint I saw more than once was about batteries, that they didn't seem to last very long. I stuck my spare set of rechargeables for the digital camera. (Which reminds me: I need another set now!) The trimmer requires 4-AAs.

I thought initially that Ozzie might be afraid of it while it was running. I turned it on and set it on the floor by him. Instead, he wanted to play with it! Silly boy. So once I got down to actually trimming his nails (which are super-long right now), the biggest fight was trying to keep him from sniffing it. (The last thing I need is to have to rush a noseless dog to the vet.)

It seems to work pretty well. I’m still kind of paranoid using it, and he is still hyper-interested in it, so between the two, I think it’s going to take several more times of using it to see just how well it does. I’ll keep you posted.

9 comments:

notsosahm said...

Yeah, that would be a pretty powerful nose picker or nose hair trimmer :)

NV said...

V -- Tee hee. Yep. And a costly vet bill. :-)

Jayne said...

I'll be looking for your reviews, cause I was thinking of buying a Peticure or something similar myself. Wonder if my mean little cat would tolerate it?

NV said...

Jayne -- I don't know about for the cat ... I know neither of mine would do it!

Mr.Monkeygirl said...

Just think, just add a bit from you Rotozip and you have a new Power tool for P&P in October

NV said...

Mr. MG - EXCELLENT idea. I hadn't thought of that!

Ann said...

Okay, WOW. You mean, instead of trimming? Bc trimming Wylie's nails? He suddenly has the power of 10 Grizzleys and I'm NOT kidding. Groomers cut his quick and he has been terrified ever since (even tho, no groomer x 3 years!). I wonder if this would work for him...

NV said...

Ann -- If he's not afraid of the machine (and it's not very loud at all), this might be a good option. Ozzie wasn't too crazy about the idea, but he's warming to it. If I could JUST keep his nose away!

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