PediPaws Review

August 23rd, 2008 by Paul Johnson

Pedipaws review
You may have seen the dog nail trimmer advertised on TV recently, called the PediPaws. PediPaws is a nail grinder that smoothly grinds off your dogs nails. This is an alternative to regular painful dog nail clipping. The product works similiar to Peticure, but at a much cheaper price. Our friend actually bought one a couple weeks ago, so I was able to see how it works.

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for because it’s basically a cheap knock off of the Peticure. For those who don’t know, the Peticure is similiar to PediPaws and is also advertised on TV, before the PediPaws. In both the Peticure and Pedipaws, you have a hole you can insert the nail in to choose to grind. However, the PediPaws only has one, whereas the Peticure has many sizes. This makes it more difficult to do large dogs on the PediPaws. The PediPaws also holds less dust and there is some problems with the nail dust clogging.

In the end I lent our friend the Peticure and they could notice a much easier time doing their large dog. They are actually ordered a Peticure for themselves now. The power on the Pedipaws also is a little weaker than the Peticure, making it slower and not as smooth, especially with a large dog’s nails. Even though the PediPaws is cheaper, the difference in price is only about 20 bucks from the Peticure. Therefore, I recommend you buy instead the Peticure or even the Dremel.

You can buy the PediPaws at Petstreetmall.com for a cheaper price than if you bought it direct from the manafacturer’s website. I recommend you buy it only through an independent pet store like PetStreetMall.com or Walmart and not direct from the Telebrands sites (Pedipaws.com, PediPawsTrimmer.com, and PetslovePediPaws.com, etc.) because many are complaining of ordering problems from them.

  1. Arleen on February 1st, 2009

    Thank you all for your comments – I’m retired and can’t afford to throw my money away on useless junk. Hooray for sites like this one.

  2. Bill Paschal on February 2nd, 2009

    Feb.01.2009—-I just received mine yesterday and BOY I wish I had waited to read the reviews on this product!! What a SHOCK to find that for 19.95 my cost was 71.95!!!!!! They charged extra for handling blah blah blah..what a rip off!!!!! STAY AWAY>.it ain’t worth it..

  3. Cindy on February 7th, 2009

    This thing doesn’t work at all on small toy breeds it seems geared more towad medium size dogs. The guard prevents you from seeing the small claws which will ultimatelt cause injury if you continue unless you constantly check with each rotation. On top of that the replacement sanding tips are expensive in my opinion. You can get rechargeable sanding tools with identical bits similar to a Dremel tool that also has low variable speeds. These tools are actually more quiet than the Pedipaws. That is an asset when working with small toy dogs that frighten easily. You can find them at large retailer outlets and the replacement sanding tips are much cheaper and can be bought in smaller amounts. Much more convenient and cost-effective than a PediPaws.

  4. Heather on February 11th, 2009

    I highly recommend the Pedipaws. I have an English Bull Terrier (a larger breed) and I am able to use the standard version… not the version with the “stronger” motor. This has made my life so much easier trimming my dogs nails. She is a little scared of the vibration of the wheel hitting her nails once in a while but she does very well otherwise and even lays on her back to get her nails done now. I am very happy with the Pedipaws product. Worth every cent for a less stressful scenario for my little girl. 🙂

  5. Jim on February 11th, 2009

    I bought the PediPaws at Bed, Bath and Beyond for 19.95 less 20% with their coupon. My 10 pound Daschund was terribly afraid of the Dremmel as it make more noise and the higher rpm of the tool heats the little dogs nail quickly thus making it even more freighting for the dog. The PediPaw works great if your take your time. It takes about 20 minutes to do my dogs nails.

  6. Louise Dickens on February 15th, 2009

    I wish I knew what a scam this company is running before ordering the PediPaws. My 15 lb Boston Terrier was scared to death of the noise so I called PediPaws toll free number to get the correct address to return it to. The said as soon as they received it back they would credit my account. That was Sept. 15, 08 and I still haven’t received my credit on my credit card despite calling 5 times and being reassured I would receive a credit in 7-10 days. I told the last person I spoke to in January that I had no confidence I would ever receive a credit and she promised she would personally see to it. Guess what, that was Jan. 5th and it is now Feb. 15th and still no credit. I am calling my bank and disputing the charge tomorrow. Don’t deal with these people! You will never get a credit if you return the product despite their guarantee.

  7. Bob on February 18th, 2009

    Pedipaws does not work well at all. Customer service is terrible. They refuse to take back the product. Save your money. Buy something else and avoid the problems.

  8. Cindy on February 19th, 2009

    Turned it on once so my dog could hear and see it. Next time it wouldn’t turn on, even with brand new batteries. Customer service is essentially non-existant.

  9. scott on February 20th, 2009

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!
    I ordered pedipaws online because i thought it would be easier and faster…WAS I EVER WRONG!!! I was planning on ordering 3 of the pedipaws (one for myself and the other two for xmas gifts) I made my order on 12-04-2008. During the process of ordering online I had also agreed to order the replacement head sets for each of the pedipaws I was ordering. I was then asked if I would like to upgrade to the premium pedipaw (for however much more) and I checked “yes” By the end of my order there was NO confirmation on what I had ordered. Apparently I had ordered 3 of the regular pedipaws, 3 of the premium pedipaws, and 6 sets of replacement heads. I was charged $275.76 for this order. WTF!!! THAT IS NOT!!! WHAT I WANTED ORDERED!!! I immediately called pedipaws to tell them what had happened, when I did talk to someone they said that since my order was just placed they was unable to pull up my account to fix it and I should call back in a couple days. I called back in a couple days and was then told that the order had already been made and they couldnt do anything for me. So I asked them what I needed to do to cancel my order for a full refund. I was told to wait to receive the package and call pedipaws back to get a RMA (Returned Merchandice Authorization) number and write the RMA number on the UNOPENED package and send it back for a full refund. So thats exactly what I did. It was about 01-08-09 before I noticed a PARTIAL refund on my credit card for $149.90 So again I called them back to find out what was going on and why I was only refunded a partial amount. Of course nobody at pedipaws could give me an answer and I was told that maybe since it was just past the holidays that the process is going a little slow. BS but i waited and called back on 01-15-2009 to try again with the pedipaws customer service. Again nobody could tell me anything, I asked to speak with a supervisor or management and I was told that they did not have a supervisor or any management there to speak to…(What kind of job has NO supervisor or management on site???) and they would email management about my problem. So I waited another 3 weeks and checked my credit card statement to see that I had not received anymore of my full refund that I was waiting on. So I called them back on 02-09-2009 and wanted to know what was going on and where was the rest of my refund. The lady I spoke with this time seemed a little more helpful and told me she would email management to get ahold of me about the problem I have been having. Well I never did hear from anyone but what did I expect. Now today I checked my credit card statement to see if I had received the rest of my refund. I was refunded another $75.96 to my account but I’m still short $49.90. So I called them back again and I was told that I would not be refunded the $49.90 because that was the shipping charges. By this time I am pissed and supposedly spoke with some sort of management and I argued with her about not being refunded the shipping amount. I thought she was rude and would not listen to me. She said she would email pedipaws headquarters and let them know that I was disputing the shipping charges. I asked how long I will have to wait this time before I received the rest of my refund, she told me 3 to 5 weeks. Now I am waiting another 3 weeks to call them back to check on the rest of my refund.

    I hope my incident will help you decide NOT to purchase pedipaws.

    AGAIN DO NOT ORDER PEDIPAWS!!!!!!

  10. MikeC on February 28th, 2009

    I bought it at the grocery store for $19.99 on a whim. I used it tonight for the first time. I’m lucky, my dog is docile, she laid there and took it (a little reluctantly).

    Her nails haven’t been cared for in years and they are over grown. The dew claws we very sharp!

    I thought it worked well. It is under powered, if you press too hard, the thing slows down. The little sander seemed to make it through this “Trimming”.

    I really didn’t think of using a Dremmel. I have one I bought at Costco for $26 came with a million attachments, there must be a drum sander in there too.

    I will use this again with the included extra sander. But when it’s done, I will type the Dremmel.

    Items like this tend to appear in the mall about a year after they are on TV for about 50% less. So if you’re interested in. Wait till this summer and start looking in the stores like Big Lots or Ross. I’m sure it will be $9.99 soon.

    It’s not a bad product, it could have more power, use fresh batteries! If you’ve got a Dremmel, then try it out. Or go check out Costco or Sams Club and get a Dremmel there for under $40.

    2.5 out of 5 stars

  11. Kathy on February 28th, 2009

    The Quickfinder nail clipper is better than the pedipaws. Its about the same price, but much better product.

    http://www.k9bargains.com/dog/grooming/quickfindernailclipper10804.htm

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  13. yep-me too on July 24th, 2010

    I certainly wish I had read this blog before buying the Pedipaws. I have a dachshund and this product took forever to grind the nail at all but it also kept stopping as soon as I put any pressure on the thing. So I could just barely hold the nail against the band and it just wouldn’t hardly touch the nail. I hope others read this blog before they make the same mistake that many of us on here have committed.

  14. Case on March 3rd, 2011

    DON’T use a Dremel! It is far too powerful and runs of 110v/220v and even the slowest speed is too much power. Also, its far far heavier and more difficult to maneuver delicately. It has a cord and that gets tangled up with a moving dog.
    The Pedi Paw power can be improved with alkaline batteries and nor pressing down too hard so as to not stall the motor.
    I have used it on a Maltese and a 100lb Rottweiler. No problem. neither objected to the very very slight noise.