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Our Guest Blogger Lexy Schuh is a stay-at-home mother and an ex-teacher trying to enrich herself through her many writing projects. She has written about a clever pet care innovation for readers of

Here's her article:

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The History Channel's Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge of 2006 drew in thousands of entries featuring ideas covering the gamut. There were agricultural apparatuses, computer contraptions and medical and miscellaneous marvels entered into the contest, but only one invention that made it near the top focused on our fine furry friends. Ms. Brent W. Crutchfield, a veterinary student from North Carolina, earned semi-finalist status for her Quick-See invention.

This pet-loving brainchild resulted from Crutchfield's many years in the pet care industry watching as animal after animal suffered needlessly during their manicures. Have you ever tried to give puppy's nails a whacking only to dip too far into the quick? He may still be yours, but at that point you are surely no longer dog's best friend.

Crutchfield saw a potential to stop this bloody madness and, as well, the possibility of controlling the craziness of her student loans collection. She conceived of the promising idea one night in 2005 and has since filed numerous patents, bankrolled a prototype and garnered the assistance of a marketing firm to help her sell the product to the right pet care company.

Quick-See, an adhesive paper product rolled up in a multi-serving scroll, features thermochromic ink technology to help pets' manicurists pinpoint exactly where the nail stops and the blood-flowing flesh begins. That spot in which the blood begins to boil is where the thermo (heat) activated ink signifies to the nail tech to quit the cut or else cut the quick.

Quick-See is an innovative product that will, hopefully, be on the shelves soon. No animal lover wants to put their pet through the agony of a bleeding paw. Now a product exists to control this common claw-cutting complication.

Lexi Schuh
Guest Blogger

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Sep 9, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Is that a cute-ical dog then?

Sep 9, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Great comment. :) I wanted

Great comment. :)

I wanted to come up with something fun to respond but I can't think of anything. :(

Great cute dog and I like all the postings you guys are doing about pets. it's a nice addition to the site.

Sep 10, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I agree that the pet products are of interest

Personally, I prefer cats over dogs, but like most animals/creatures, with the major exception of snakes!

Sep 12, 2006
by Bebe (not verified)


Thanks for spreading the word about Brent's invention. We hope to have it on Pet Store shelves and to your groomers and vets by Christmas!

Please email us your mailing address so that we may get some prototype samples to you for you and your pet to enjoy.