Dog Nail Clippers
Trimming your dog's nails is an important part of grooming, but it can be challenging for even the most experienced pet parent. That's why it's essential to know everything about dog nail clippers before using them. While a variety of dog nail clippers are available, not all are created equal. Here at VetShopAustralia, we have some of the best pet grooming supplies, including dog nail clippers.
From lightweight and ergonomic designs to robust and durable blades, these clippers will quickly cut and buff your dog's nails. And because they're specifically designed for dog nails, you can rest assured that you're getting a quality product that will last.
Which dog nail clippers do I need?
There are two main types of dog nail clippers: guillotine and scissors. Guillotine dog nail clippers have a blade that slides through a hole in the handle, cutting the nail cleanly. Scissor dog nail clippers have two blades that come together like a pair of scissors, giving you more control over the cut.
The size of your dog's nails will also play a role in which type of dog nail clipper you need. If your dog has large or thick nails, you'll need a heavy-duty clipper like the Gripsoft Deluxe Nail Clippers Jumbo. The Gripsoft Nail Clippers in medium or small sizes will suffice for medium or small nails. And for tiny dogs with delicate nails, consider the Gripsoft Nail Trimmer.
How often should I clip my dog's nails?
Although dog nails don't grow as quickly as human nails, you must trim them regularly to prevent overgrowth. The regularity depends on the breed of your dog and its activity level. For instance, smaller breeds with sedentary lifestyles may only need their nails trimmed every few weeks, while larger breeds or those who are very active may need their nails trimmed every week or two. If you're unsure how often to clip your dog's nails, talk to your veterinarian for expert guidance.
How to use dog nail clippers
No matter which type of dog nail clipper you choose, it's important to take your time when trimming your dog's nails. Start by trimming just a little bit off the tips of the nails, then work your way down until you reach the desired length. Don’t forget to brush as you go. Be sure to avoid cutting too close to the quick, as this can be painful for your dog and lead to bleeding. Ask your veterinarian for guidance if you're unsure how short to trim your dog's nails. Trimming your dog's nails will become a quick and easy task with a little practice.