Another dog post? What is this DIY Animal Planet? Perhaps, but this week you get another pooch post and it features our Golden Retriever! When we went to The Home Depot Pro-Spective Tool event in Atlanta back in April, we got to see a ton of the newest tools from each brand. There were more powerful saws, Bluetooth enabled drills and fancy LED lights… but then there was an outlier. While the Dremel brand certainly fits into the DIY world, one product they were sharing really made you cock your head to the side and say, “hmm. Perhaps this is a DIY tool?” You see tons of tool hacks on the web where people are always trying to use power tools for practical situations, so why not give the people what they want? The Dremel 7300 Series Pet Groomer Kit is one of those cases (*affiliate link).
Meet Gus! He’s a sensitive fella that’s afraid of fireworks, loves to sleep sideways across a king sized bed (effectively canceling out any benefit of a larger sleeping area) and covets few things in this world more than leftover Dino Nuggies from our toddler. As I’ve mentioned before, my wife is a veterinarian, so Gus gets his “Spa Day” every so often when he goes to work with her. When he gets his nails trimmed as the clinic they use a full sized Dremel to do the dirty work. Sure, with a trained technician or two that’s a fine system when one person holds the dog while the other grinds away, but that’s a lot of nails for even the most patient of dogs to sit through. Now imagine trying to get that same patience at home… with a toddler stomping around… while you have a high speed rotary tool spinning next to the digits of your already scared pet…
The Dremel 7300 series PGK is a battery powered unit, so if you’ve ever had to trim the nails on a pet before, you’ll know that being tethered to an outlet is sometimes not the most ideal situation. Especially if said furry friend likes to go into an Alligator death roll. Gus would never do that though. He’ll just look at you with sad eyes and make you question every bad decision you’ve ever made in your life. This should be a fairly low stress solution for most pets (and owners) since the physical process is applying pressure with each individual nail onto a rotating sanding disc. It’s not as fast as clipping, but it puts less stress on the nail giving you (and your pet) a happier experience and oh yeah… no worries about trimming the quick.
The Final Verdict
At its bare bones, this is a lightweight, battery powered (rechargeable) rotary tool (and you can use it as such), but what makes this unit different is the paw guide. With a clear plastic shield for easy viewing, the nail slides in at a 45 degree angle grind for an ideal finish. This isn’t like an “as seen on TV pedi-paw” where you just jab a nail in a hole and hope for the best. It makes the whole experience much more pleasant for your companion (and your pet). At only $39.99 at your local Home Depot, the Dremel 7300 Series PGK is a low cost investment that pays for itself in one or two visits if you’re currently paying a groomer to do the dirty work for you.
*This post has been sponsored by The Home Depot as part of the Pro-Spective Tool Review Program. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange for my opinion. My opinion is my own. Scooby Snacks for everyone. ~Lazy Guy