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  • I Have An Idea To Protect Fingers While Doing Nail Trims.

    Would wearing a sewing thimble work? Or maybe if someone invented and made little finger thimble-like thingys. Not being a sewer, I don't know which finger wears the thimble, I suspect it is the first finger of one hand, or the other. But if they came in different sizes like the left hand ring finger, I think it could have helped me.

    Is this a stupid idea? They would need to be metal and really stay on well.

    Ok, now somebodys' gonna invent this and make my million $. LOL

    BTW I groomed the dog in my avatar again today. Her name is Zoey, and she is tiny and cute. Her Dad called her Mufassa today.
    Last edited by Jenneversage64; 03-13-10, 10:28 PM.

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    Guess I missed the problem

    What did you do? What were you using? I think I have used every type of clipper plus dremels, and don't really have a special or frequent problem with nails and hurting my finger(s), so I'm not sure if your idea helps. Sounds like it could help YOU, though!

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    • #3
      debbiedogs

      I was bitten by a little Schnauzer girl 5 weeks ago on my left ring finger and it is still not healed. I put a muzzle on her but it was too big and I didn't check to see if she could open her mouth. She got me good when I tried to pick up her foot. I thought if I had had a thimble like you do when you sew, it would have protected my fingertip. I would have used typical nail trimmers but didn't get that far. Just an idea. Maybe I'm nuts, I dunno. I had not been bitten in all of 09. It isn't common, but it does happen now and then. I usually give the dog the benefit of the doubt, and don't immediately muzzle for nails. The owner had just told me she bit the groomer before me, so I muzzled her with the muzzle that should fit. The next size was too small. I think I need an Icon of a ripped bloody finger. LOL

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      • #4
        I've thought of the same thing! Since you asked I'll let you know that thimbles are generally worn on the 2nd (middle) finger for sewing (You use your 1st finger and to put needle thread in and out, push with middle finger w/thimble on) But I think you can put them on any finger you want to protect it from a dremel! I've totally annihilated my nails on my & first finger!

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        • #5
          I have a pair of leather work gloves for a particular dog. They are [i]thinner[/i] leather.... like kid skin, not the heavy leather work gloves. Works well, even if the dog gets me, it doesn't break the skin. Might hurt a little, but no broken skin.
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          • #6
            You know about those Kevlar gloves you are supposed to wear while shucking oysters? What about those?
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            • #7
              Great idea, but I wonder...

              If the dog tried to bite that finger and the thimble came off, what if he choked on it?
              I don't use thimbles, but seems to me it could cause a choking hazard that could get you into trouble.
              Check out the leather gloves that bikers wear, some are just up to the wrist, some are gauntlet style which would provide protection of your hand and wrist, and they are thin enough that you can still fully use your hands without them seeming cumbersome. I can push my blue tooth buttons and cell buttons while I am wearing mine or use the GPS touch screen. They would stop the skin from getting broken but allow for comfort. You should be able to pick up a pair for $30 - 40. Well worth it so you don't end up with another torn up finger

              JMO

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              • #8
                I bought filet gloves once at a sporting goods fishing tackle type store.

                I have them somewhere but they are very scratchy. I imagine those leather ones would work. I really just prefer bare hands and a really good muzzle. But on the other (possibly bitten hand, pun intended) wearing gloves to GET the muzzle on might be a good idea. Gee, shucks, mam, I never shucked any seafood.

                Thimble idea: not so good after all. But a finger muzzle.....that fits tight somehow........naaaaa, you never know what finger they will bite.

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                • #9
                  Thimbles come in different sizes so you can wear them on any finger (or ) you want.

                  I don't dremel my fingers, if I have a mishap and slip, it catches my left hand almost by my wrist. I've caught myself a couple times there, so a thimble won't help me.
                  "The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog." -Ambrose Bierce

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                  • #10
                    Instead of breeding designer breeds

                    someone should breed nail less dogs Or dogs who love to have their nails trimmed!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jenneversage64 View Post
                      someone should breed nail less dogs Or dogs who love to have their nails trimmed!
                      Best idea I've heard yet! then they can get rid of the anul glands, and the spinning gene too...I think of more as time goes by, but then what would we have to talk about if they just stood there and let you do everything with no attitude LOL! My days would get boring pretty fast!

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                      • #12
                        My liking the thimble idea was more about protection from my dremel (corded variety = higher speed = more finger/nail damage.) Not so worried about getting bit. For the most part how I'm holding a dog won't allow one to get to where it'd swallow a thimble.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Smart-n-Pretty View Post
                          You know about those Kevlar gloves you are supposed to wear while shucking oysters? What about those?
                          I have them from a job I used to do. They protect you from sharp edges, even knives. But because they're woven a tooth can pass right between the "threads" and still get you.

                          If you tried to use them to protect you from grinding your own nails, I suspect the grinder would just catch hold of them and they'd end up winding around it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by arlaede View Post
                            My liking the thimble idea was more about protection from my dremel (corded variety = higher speed = more finger/nail damage.) Not so worried about getting bit. For the most part how I'm holding a dog won't allow one to get to where it'd swallow a thimble.
                            Instead of a thimble, try latex finger cots. The kind you buy for hand stripping. Usually available in office supply stores, for use when working with tons and tuns of paper. I have one to use on my left , because that's the one I get the most. It works. When I remeber to use it, LOL.

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                            • #15
                              I quit using muzzles years ago. I was so fed up with them not fitting the dog right and they could either bite or get them off.
                              Instead I use the gentle leaders and clip them to the front post. works like a charm. they can growl pant and put up a fuss, but can not get to me. when the head goes down to bite the GL will close the mouth for me. It will also keep the head up far enough that they can not spin nor bite me. If they fuss just wait a bit for it to pass or get their attention and it is teaching time. There is a nice quiet comfort in being safe from the little land sharks.

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