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My cat is relatively small (8 pounds), so I selected these clippers because they seemed to be small enough to make it as easy as possible to use and still have a good grip on both the clippers and the cat! The only drawback to these clippers is that they don't have a safety closure. Otherwise, they'd get 5 stars from me. UPDATE: My vet likes these clippers, and told me that she prefers clippers that do NOT have "guards" or safety closures because they get into her way, slowing down the procedure.
First of all, this is a great product. I have a big dog whose nails had really gotten long because she hates to get her nails done. This little gem keeps them managed and she is completely mellow while getting her pup mani. The charge lasts for 1-2 paws, but it recharges quickly. It would have been nice to have some clear instructions with it, we had to figure out the best way to use it by trial and error.
The clippers itself works great if you have a cat who isn’t squirmy and will sit still long enough for a nail clipping. My cat fits somewhere between squirmy and sitting still. I think it’s based on his mood and/or how relaxed or sleepy he is. If he cooperates, I can usually get 2-3 nails cut at a time, on a very rare occasion I may be able to quickly sneak a 4th nail in. Ideally, I’d like to clip them all at once because sometimes it feels like having an endless cycle of clipping 2 nails at a time every few days. I guess it’s a reasonable compromise versus getting scratched or cutting his nails too short. Having steady hands and good eyes will also help greatly when using the clippers.
I just adopted an 8 week old kitten. I wanted small clippers to trim her claws. These are small and purrrfect for a kitten, but unfortunately, so is the handle. I thought the clipper part would be small but the whole item is small, for children's hands! I am female so my hands are a bit smaller than a mans (generally speaking). I think men, larger size people, anyone with arthritis etc. would have trouble using this item. Once my kitten grows I will buy a regular size pair of trimmers for her claws. Otherwise, the trimmer is a sharp cut which equates to comfort for my pet. Starting this grooming habit now will make living together much better.
As the proud mom of a few kitties, I need a good nail trimmer. I have a great one to use on the larger cats, but it was too big for the tiny claws for my smaller ones. I chose these clippers based on the reviews, and to be honest, I like them. The grip is comfortable and work well on the tony claws o’ doom. The reason I took a star off is that I am having some issues with the hinge, what I’ve found to be common in these types of clippers. Keep in mind multiple cats = a ton of nails being trimmed, so these get a LOT of use in my house. If you have one or two cats, these would be perfect as they are good quality for this type.
I've just received a second request to review these nail clippers, so keep in mind....I've only used them once. I purchased these to use on my little rescue dog's dew claws, as well as a future Toy Yorkiepoo that we will be getting. The dew claws on my current dog, had been neglected. They weren't going into the skin; however, it was a tight fit with my regular size clippers. These smaller clippers worked well for a first try. I will work at these dew claws a little bit every week, and I think we will be fine. So far so good! The clippers feel comfortable in my hand, and I do have arthritis.
After $15 and a stressful (cat crying in the car) and wasted trip to the pet store (4 claws left untrimmed), I decided to take the matter into my own hand. This clippers are very easy to hold and use, and they don’t seem to bother my kitty when I trim his claws while playing and petting him (he does much better when relaxed). The only complaint I have it that they don’t always provide a clean sharp cut.
Finally decided to try and trim my cat's nails myself since covid makes taking peta the vet more difficult and petsmart doesn't have cat services (near us) anymore. I was hesitant to try myself because I thought it would be difficult or I would accidentally hurt her but it was actually very easy. Her and our other cat are very fidgety so I was only able to do it while they were laying down. If their paw was at a weird angle then it was difficult to maneuver the clippers between their toes because of the head of the scissors but once their paws were in a better position I could clip them quickly. The actual clipping of the nails didnt cause them to flinch or anything. I got these based on other reviews saying they were vet-recommended. I noticed the edges of their nails look a little rough after cutting but it doesnt seem to bother them. I have heard that you can use a filer after so maybe it is normal. A couple of their nails splintered but I dont know if that was caused by the clippers. I would say try to cut in a swift/quick motion. Dont do them slowly so the cut is more clean with less chance of splintering. The photo is about a week and a half after I trimmed her nails and the edges feel smooth now probably from using the scratching post.