24 Oct The Eight Best-Selling Nail Grinders This Year
It’s not a stretch to say that 2020 has been a hard year for, well, pretty much everyone. We’ve all been trying to trim down our spending and unfortunately that means for a lot of people, pet grooming is no longer in the budget. Thankfully, it’s also been a year of DIY learning, with YouTube videos making it easier than ever to teach yourself a new skillset – one of which might be grooming Fido.
What to know before you start:
Most pet owners will agree that trimming their dog’s nails is the scariest part. This is because dog nails have what is called a quick. The quick includes both a nerve ending and a blood vessel, and when cut short can cause a concerning amount of bleeding for novice nail groomers. You can see the quick on light colored nails (it is the pink part inside of the nail), but it is impossible to see on dogs with black nails. For this reason, we recommend keeping some Kwik Stop or cornstarch handy when clipping nails to help stimmy any bleeding.
Now that you know the nail anatomy, let’s go through how to pick the best nail grinder for your needs. Eight Best Nail Grinders of 2020:
Best Top Rated: Casfuy Dog Nail Grinder
Casfuy has cornered the market on nail grinders and it’s easy to see why. This model comes with two speed variants, three different port sizes for your dogs nails, and a diamond drill bit that will last an extremely long time (most reviewers said they replaced the drill head yearly). The motor is significantly quieter than other models, and the drill will run for two hours on a single charge.
Best for Dark Nails: Casfuy Dog Nail Grinder with LED Light
Casfuy deserves a second spot on this list, and here is why: it has all the same features as the model above, but this version comes equipped with an LED light that can help you see the quick on light colored nails, and help you gauge how far to trim down black nails. It also helps ensure that you can see and keep any long paw hair held out of the way so it doesn’t become tangled.
Best Speed Versatility: Casifor Dog Nail Grinder and Clippers
Unlike other brands that only offer two speed options, the Casifor nail grinder is unique in how its speed works. It has a stepless speed regulation. This makes it so you can adjust the speed to whichever speed suits your current need – higher to make it easier to grind large, thick nails or lower for puppies and small animals. A big plus, considering most small animals you need to use clippers on instead. Oh and did we mention the lifetime warranty?
Best Budget: Republique Dog Nail Grinder and Nail Clippers Series
For a combo of nail clippers and a rechargeable nail grinder, you really can’t beat the price of the Republique series. You get to choose which size works best for you (small, medium, or large dog). They have a one year warranty and as an extra cherry on top, 15% of each order is donated to the American Animal Rescue Society.
Best for Longhair dogs: Wahl Professional Animal Pet, Dog, and Cat Ultimate Nail Grinder
Wahl has been in business since 1919 and is the top choice for professional groomers. This model is a plug-in with a long cord; variable speeds; multiple attachments for different nail types, and the best feature of all: the auto-stop. This makes it wonderful for owners who have longhair breeds, as other models can painfully tangle the paw hair if it isn’t held back properly.
Best User-Friendly: CONAIRPRO dog & cat Professional Corded Nail Grinder
If you don’t need all the bells and whistles that other models carry, the CONAIRPRO corded nail grinder is the perfect fit for you. It has a long cord, a simple on/off button, and is extremely easy to use and quiet for your pet.
Best for Large Breeds: Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool
If you have a large breed dog like a Labrador, German Shepherd, Great Dane, or Newfoundland, you’ll definitely want a nail grinder with more force behind it. This model will make the nail quicker and easier to file down with speeds of 6,500 and 13,000 RPM.
Best Splurge: Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder and Trimmer & Wahl 4-In-1 Calming Pet Shampoo
You’re already clipping their nails, so why not throw in a little shampoo and get the entire grooming job done? The Dremel PawControl grinder is a 9 piece grooming kit that comes with variable speeds, a safety guard, and multiple nail grinding options. It also includes a yummy lavender scented four-in-one dog shampoo that cleans, conditions, detangles and moisturizes your pets coat leaving them ready for the red carpet.
As you can see, there are many options to think through – corded vs handheld; one speed vs variable speeds; sound level and your ability level but regardless of which item you choose, don’t be afraid to ask a professional groomer to teach you how to use it so you can feel comfortable and confident in clipping your own dog’s nails.