Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Pet Republique Â Professional Dog Nail Clippers - Best Cat, Puppy, Rabbit, Bird Claws, Dog Nail Trimmer - Sharp & Durable Angled Blades with Protective Guard & Safety Lock - S&L
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The ergonomic feel of the nail clippers makes clipping a wiggly dog's nails easier (I am a professional dog groomer). The bent angle, allows me to lift the dog's foot backwards and clip the nail horizontal to the pad perfectly, decreasing the chances of my cutting the quick. The design of it works great because the closing/locking tab is inside the handles, not outside. Other clippers, with the locking tab on the outside by the thumb, will accidentally lock when you clip, every time, making nail clipping twice as hard and very frustrating. Clip, reset the shield, unlock it over and over. Actually, the black plastic locking tab fell off very easily, but in my case, it made the clippers better. The safety shield stays in place too. The shield on other clippers won't stay over the opening so that I have to adjust it back over the opening between each nail clip. When the shield stays, I can clip, clip, clip quickly, getting through the groom faster, without getting the quick of the nail.
We have two young kittens and have been trying to clip their nails for 6 months now and it's been a constant battle. I have tried three different types of nail trimmers and they have all failed within a month or two, either dull very quickly or nails cause they to break or out of adjustment and won't trim very well. So I decided to purchase a more precision and professional type. Well, these trimmers work very well. My kittens now almost a year old, don't seem to mind trimming as much with these new trimmers, I trim their nails almost every week to week and half, so I will see how long these stay sharp. Trimms seem to be much better quality and fairly well built over cheap trimmers I have used in the past. They have a good feel and are small enough to maneuver around to get a good trim on smaller paws. Since they are also sharp I don't believe that it hurts the cats like the other cheap ones. I would recoomend this product, not sure how it would work on larger animals, but so far works great for my cats.
These clippers are unusable. Tried to cut my 14lb small dog's nails, but quickly realized instead of cutting through the nail, they were slipping off it! The only way I could get them to get through the nail was by cutting off a large portion (which I'm hesitant to do since my girl's nails are black). When I used this method, instead of cutting they crushed the nail, leaving it moderately splintered (poor girl). To test that I didn't suddenly forget how to cut my dog's nails, and that she didn't grow reinforced, super strength nails since last week (when I last cut them) I used the old ones I was replacing and they cut fine. A majority of other reviews mention their sharpness so these may have been a dud, but I don't think I'm going to buy them again.
I bought new clippers because the guard on our old pair kept slipping out of place while clipping our dog's nails. This guard does stay put which is good. But they are not as sharp and easy to cut through the nail as our last pair which are probably 20 years old. I distract our dog while my husband actually clips the nails and I could see right away that he was using more force to get through the nail. But if he held it at a certain angle it was a little easier. Still, they should be sharper than my old clippers.
Also, the warnings on the back of the package made absolutely no sense but were hilarious!
I have already used the clippers on my poor 19 year old cat's feet. Her claws were all overgrown because she is too arthritic to exercise enought to prevent the overgrowth. She was tripping because she caught her claws on the carpet. She now waddless happily around the house never tripping once. It took a little arm wrestling to get her to comply, but overall it was a successful trimming session. I bought styptic powder just in case I cut too deep, but I didn't have to use it.
When we received the small-size clipper, I thought it was too big for our 3-lb dwarf hotot rabbit - especially since the packaging only featured cats and dogs - but it turned out to be perfect! The spring gives the clipper good tension power, making the experience just like clipping your own nails. We also like Pet Republique's mission of donating a portion of each purchase to support no-kill shelters in the US. Pro tip: If your rabbit squirms, feed it apple scraps or something it likes to keep it distracted!
All right. I bought all three of these nail clippers. I got them yesterday, and I took them to work today (dog groomer). The first thing I noticed upon holding them was that they felt cheap. The handles are thin (which, btw, results in the edges digging uncomfortably into your hand when you close them) and light, and I just didn't have a good feeling. Once I started clipping, that feeling just got worse. The blades were decently sharp, but the clippers just weren't sturdy at all. I was thinking I wouldn't be surprised if they just broke, when the little black latch that holds them together just popped right off. The product description says "Parts will not loose or fall apart, making this a top quality professional dog nail clippers." This is not true.
I don't feel like these are trustworthy clippers, and I'm going to have to buy at least a pair of large clippers elsewhere (I usually use Safari brand and may just return to those). The small/medium ones are borderline useless except maybe toy-sized dogs, cats, and small pets. For anything bigger than a Yorkie or Maltese, I'd probably use the large clippers (even though I should be able to use sm/md clippers for most dogs up to 50ish lbs), BUT I don't feel I can use even the "Large" clippers on a large dog, or one with thick nails. I'm pretty sure they'd break (not just popping the latch, either).
It's a shame. I like that the company donates part of its profits to animal rescue, and I actually really like the angle they're set at. And maybe they're ok if you're using them for your pet dog and ordered a "size up." But as a profesional of 13+ years, I do not consider these to be professional products at all. This review is for the dog nail clippers; I haven't used the cat clippers but don't foresee an issue with them.
I took the chance and ordered these to clip my mini-Dachshund nails. She has a few nails that curl back, making trimming her nails a nightmare. We tried a few various types and styles, nothing worked. When these arrived we were very skeptical. However, these turned out to be very comfortable and well made. After using a few times, they work great; even the curled nails (with guard slid out of the way). I would recommend these for small pet nail trimming. Company has awesome customer service and Fast shipping.