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03. 04. 2008

Quick finder pet clipper

I've heard that dogs generally run around on hard surfaces enough to never actually need a nail clipping, but people who say that have never seen my dog Mojo, who runs around plenty, whose nails have grown to curly Cheetos length, like those people in the Guinness Book of World Records who haven't clipped their nails in 50 years. Mojo has become a hook-nailed record holder because way back in puppyhood, I accidentally clipped one of her nails a bit too close to the quick, which resulted in a dramatic spurting of blood and a grudge which lasts till this day. I've been reduced to sneaking up behind her and grabbing one of her claw-like paws and quickly snipping one hook off, after which she gets so angry, I have to wait a few days before attempting the next nail. By the time I've finished the last nail, the first ones have grown into hooks again.

I wish I could time-travel with a QuickFinder Clipper, which has sensor technology that lets you know when you are clipping your pet's nail too close to the quick. As you lay the blade against the nail, the QuickFinder will either light up green which means you're good to go; red, which is obvious; or yellow, meaning be very very careful before you clip. Many dogs and cats have nails which are black, or too thick and opaque to reveal any signs of the pink quick, which is filled with live blood. The quick is also filled with nerve endings, so nicking it can cause a lot of pain.

The QuickFinder Clipper is available for $35 from Doggy Booty.

Posted by Mia    Category: pets
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Don't bother with this, it just doesn't work. I have 2 dogs and can't use it on either of them because the sensor simply doesn't work. One dog has light nails and the other has black. On the dog with black nails, it only goes green when the nail isn't there. For the other dog, I can trim by hand more than what it says is ok.

Marie from Portland, OR:

Just wanted to say thank you for posting this great gadget. We have two small chihuahuas that are going to be coming to live with us now that my son and his wife have a new baby. I was really concerned about how I would be able to handle trimming their nails and considered a groomer. But with this gadget my worries are over. Thanks Popgadget.


Mia, you have me cracking up! I can just imagine your dog walking around with Corn Chip Nail Tips.

I know all too well the woes of doggy nail clipping. The best tip I ever got was to let them sit or stand naturally and hold one paw at a time. I tried holding my Foxy and clipping and always got such 'tude.

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