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You’re not the only one who could use a mani-pedi! Your dog’s grooming routine is an important part of their overall health. Keeping your dog’s nails in check is a necessary part of their well-being—and yours too. (Long, stabby nails are not compatible with skin, clothes, or floors!) That’s why dog nail grinders are a handy tool to include in your at-home grooming kit.
Grooming at home has a few advantages. For one, it’s easier on the wallet than regular pro grooming sessions; for another, it’s a good option for dogs who feel anxious about grooming. It’s also a little bonding time for you and your pet.
Nail grinders are a great alternative to clippers if you’re feeling iffy about using clippers safely. Grinders can also help you achieve smoother edges than clippers. Although knicking your dog’s nail quick is less likely with a grinder than clippers, be aware that you can still hit the quick and pay close attention during your grooming session. Grinders can also get hot, so be sure to monitor yours.
Ready to get going? Read on for our picks for the best dog nail grinders below, including cordless and corded varieties.
Top 5 Dog Nail Grinders
Looking sharp! Designed with a quiet motor, this corded nail grinder comes with sander and stone attachments for getting the right length and finish (you can buy replacement tips too). There’s also an adjustable covering to prevent nail dust from getting everywhere.
Quiet and lightweight, this corded grinder helps nails stay in shipshape. Included in the kit are a large and small sanding drum, with three wheels for each. The grinder works at variable speeds and includes a helpful wrench for switching drums.
Wireless and rechargeable, this convenient grinder has two speeds for efficient nail care sessions. It comes with a 60-grit sanding drum, but works with other Dremel drums as well.
This model uses a diamond bit grinder and boasts a super quiet motor for calmer nail trimming. A detachable cover has two openings to accommodate different sized nails and pets (remove completely to expose the bit for the largest pets). Recharge via convenient USB connection.
Grind on Petural! This USB-connected tool can go up to six hours between charges. Three ports allow for trimming nails for different size dogs, plus the diamond bit grinder and quiet motor help make for a painless, less anxious nail trimming.
Need Dog Grooming?
Does your dog need some serious mani-pedi love? How about a trim? Rover offers dog grooming services that come right to your home; learn more here. And find more pet grooming tools and info below.
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Nia Martin grew up with cats, dogs, horses, and a goldfish that lived for eight years. Based in Seattle, her writing and photography have appeared in Seattle magazine, The Seattle Times, The Fold, Cascadia Magazine, and Bitterroot Magazine, among others. When not working, you can find her petting dogs and visiting her family’s charismatic tabby, William of Orange.
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