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    What kind of nail clippers or trimmer do you have?

    Right now, I'm leaning towards buying the guillotine one. Is there a specific type that's easier to use?
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    I use a guillotine one. I had used the scissor type before and I didn't like them because it was hard to get a clean snip. I have a fidgety doggy, so one solid clip is mission critical!
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    I've used both and hate them tbh. Both my dogs have black nails and I am so paranoid I will quick them. So I bought a dremel and trained my pups to understand it and be still while I'm using it (they so very well for the most part) and I just dremel them every couple weeks. I can get them way shorter and rounded off. They are kinda pricey but work so much better.
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    We have the dremel, too. Cooper won't have any part in it. But this is a dog who is scared of the vacuum and blow dryer.
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    I dont have a dog here, but in every vet clinic I have ever worked at (and I have worked at 9 or 10) these are what are used:

    Large Dog Nail Clipper (#767)

    Guillotines have a higher chance of quicking the dog, while with those above you cut the dog where you dont see the quick (cut into the white, not the pink) or in black nails you cut until approx where the nail is the same level to the ground as the pad, and then you can shave off small slivers until the nail starts to flake off white, and then you know you are close to the quick.
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    guillotine. easiest. just make small cuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkiduwop View Post
    We have the dremel, too. Cooper won't have any part in it. But this is a dog who is scared of the vacuum and blow dryer.
    Aww poor guy! I saw the pictures of him in the introduce your pet thread, he's so neat looking! Not colored like most other bassets.
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    We used these at the vet clinic I worked at and I will never use another kind. It trims their nails like they are butter. Seriously, even the big dogs.
    Amazon.com: Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clipper, Plier Style: Pet Supplies
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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I think I might buy both kinds to see which one I like the most.
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    We have/use the ones Vino linked - they work great. I prefer the plier/scissor style to the guillotines.
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