Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sunbeam Lighted Nail Trimmer Review & Giveway **Closed**

Just to make sure there is no confusion with this product, it is for dogs only! I was gonna put that in the title but gosh, who needs to read such a long title when I can explain here? We were very nervous about getting this product but I told Mike to look at it this way, if he is too scared of it and we can't get him to let us trim his nails, at least we did not spend the money to buy it and then have to return it.

But I am really hoping this works because it sure will save us some money! We normally spend $40 when Charlie has to go for a groom and that may not seem like alot but it is 2 bottles of medicines for me.

Here is Charlie without a groom:

And then here he is in all his finest glory:

Looks like 2 different dogs entirely, doesn't it? Of course, the last picture is a little fuzzy so he doesn't look quite that bad and to be honest, he loves the shorter hair. For several reasons, he is allergic to something outside and he gets it on his hair and comes in and then sneezes, scratches, bites his legs and licks on his skin constantly.

Finally after alot of pills and shots, the Vet suggested we get an extreme hair cut to see what happens. Sure enough, as long as Charlie has short hair, all the allergies are gone. No more biting, chewing, itching, scratching and shaking.

So, finally the day we tried to cut this toenails after we let them do the last groom so we wouldn't throw all the scary stuff at him at the same time, we let them do the bath and cutting and then we brought him home. To say the least, it is not gonna be as easy as I was hoping for. But, even if I get one nail at a time, it will get done and I think once he calms down, and see's that it is us doing it, I am hoping I get pass the one nail or we got two the last time.

Here are the Sunbeam specifics on the brand that we chose to use:

The Sunbeam lighted nail trimmer offers a safe and innovative way to file your dogs nails. Two LED lights help illuminate the quick (the nerve running down the inside of the dog’s nail) to ensure you do not file too much. It also features a professional grade motor that will work on even large breeds with thick nails.


•LED lighted trimmer helps identify the quick
•2 Speed Settings: 13,000 / 6,500 RPM
•Cordless – Uses 4 AA batteries (not included)
•Includes Safety Guard cap, 80 grit filing stone, 60 grit and 100 grit filing bands

I do have to admit that the light does help alot! The way these are made with the spinning trimmer inside a plastic safety bell like shaped thing, it's really hard to see where you did the nail and where you need to go.  But, I am confident the more we use it and the more Charlie relaxes, this will go a whole lot smoother.  See how the trimmer thing is inside the plastic dome? That was what was making it so hard for us to get him to let us put his toenail in there.

So, I haven't given up yet. I would have loved to have shown you some of Charlie's pictures but it was difficult enough with both of us holding him down and one using the trimmer to even think about taking pictures. But I will show you how it is suppose to look from the photo's on Sunbeam's site.
I think it will take some time and we will get there. I am not about to give up yet. If some of you have some tips if you have used similar devices and had success with them, I would love to hear them. Anything that will make this a better experience for Charlie is all I want. I don't want him to be afraid of everything associated with taking baths.
He already hates those as it is. Every time he hears that water running in the guest bathroom, he knows Mike is coming for him and he runs to me expecting me to help him. Poor Baby doesn't understand he has to take them to stay smelling good so he can stay in the house.
Also, be aware that you can buy these at Petsmart now!
You do have a 1 Year Limited Warranty on these type of products so go check it out here but in the meantime, here are a few things you can do now:
How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A. and Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-866-537-2249 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.

In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, located at 20 B Hereford Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write our Consumer Service Department. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.

Connect with Jarden/Sunbeam several ways:

Phone: 1-866-537-2249

The great folks at Sunbeam/Jarden would love to give one reader their own lighted Nail Trimmer for dogs! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Jen Boehme said...

I think I have the only large mix & pug that do let me trim nails! They sit still, no problems. My pug is a puppy-mill survivor and somehow she had learn to trim her own nails...but I have to file the jagged edges. I have been trying to get her to stop as she bites a bit too low.

Jen Boehme said...

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rookieabh said...

I have a shih-tzu and I haven't tired but need to!
Ashley sifers
ashley_brooke_h @hotmail.com

Ashley Rexrode said...

I have a siberian husky and a pit bull husky mix. Sky my siberian husky will not let me trim her nails. Levi my pit bull mix doesn't care


Kelly Falcone said...

I have a mix mystery breed and she hates to have her nails cut!

Catie said...

Dexter is a Vizsla/Pointer mix, and it takes two of us to trim his nails!

Devona Fryer said...

I have a little Mini Pin mixed with Chihuahua and Rat Terrier. He looks just like a Mini Pin though! He is my baby! His name is Dino and he sleeps with me and hangs out with me all day! The only way I can trim his nails is with my daughter holding him in a towel. He gets a lttle nervous. This would be great for him!

raceracegirl said...

We have a Maltipoo dog.
Thanks for the chance!

raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

Ken Ohl said...

we have a black lab. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Tara said...

I have a half chihuahua half pekingese mix, and she is not a fan of having her nails trimmed. I can do it if I fight really hard, but it's almost not worth the effort.

ivy arrington said...

I have a pugs he is spoiled and he will let me trim his nails but he fusses at me.

Kristin McDonald said...

I have an American Eskimo who is 15 years old and will take just about anything, there would be no problem trimming his nails. I also have a 7 month old Morkie Poo, who is very energetic, that may be a chore to get him to let me trim his nails.

Colleen M said...

He is a boxer breed and is pretty good about having his nails cut. This trimmer would eliminate those sharp edges that you have when you use regular clippers.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Silent Poet said...

We have a pit bull mix and he hates having his nails trimmed! Thanks for the giveaway!

-Rachael Henzman

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I have a hound mix and really doesn't like anyone to touch his paws.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

meatnpotatoes36 said...

I have an almost 5 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. He lets me trim his nails, clean his ears, and brush his teeth. I haven't tried this type of nail trimmer yet because he thinks anything that makes noise is a toy. :)
lovinhugs36 at hotmail dot com

tweetyscute said...

I have two dogs but I have never trimmed their nails I always let the groomer do it. My mastiff I sure would have no problem but my samoyed retiever is scared of everything

Theresa Janke

Erika P. said...

I have a pit bull and a pit bull mix, one doesn't mind having his nails trimmed
805chick7 at gmail dot com

Klydra Pugh said...

Our dog Bear is Lab mix and he does allow us to clip his nails.
Thanks for the chance.

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I have a brown boxer and a yellow lab and I think that they would let me clip their nails ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paol Trenny ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

We have a beagle mix right now, and she lets us trim her nails. She doesn't really like it, and we don't either, but we get the job done when it needs to be done.
steph4575 at msn dot com

Megan Parsons said...

Neither of my dogs like it. I have a great dane/mastiff and he is hard to handle while trimming! I also have a king charles cavalier spaniel and she doesn't like it either, but we manage!
makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com