dog’s nails are at the correct length when they are only just touching
the ground when s/he walks. However, should his or her nails be
clicking on your tiles, or getting caught up in the carpet, it’s
time to get out the dog nail clippers and give them a good trim.
nail clippers should be trimmers that are specially designed for
dogs. Do not try to use human nail clippers, or some other clipping
device for the nails. Dog nail clippers are formed in a special
way that will make the easiest, most accurate clip, and will avoid
partial clipping, tearing, or pain to the dog.
with everything else dog-related, you have a choice of different
styles of dog nail clippers. The choice is entirely yours as to
which type you choose. It’s usually a personal preference, for comfort
during the process. There are three primary types of dog nail clippers:
dog nail clippers – This style of dog nail clippers is used by
inserting the dog’s nail into a hole at the top of the trimmer.
You simply squeeze the handles of the dog nail clippers together,
and a blade will come down and cut through the nail. Many owners
of large dog breeds find that this type can be a struggle, as
thicker nails can be challenging to get into the guide hole. The
blade on these dog nail clippers need to be changed frequently,
as a dull blade means a struggle to cut, and a more ragged result.
Pliers-style dog nail clippers – These dog nail clippers work
in the same fashion that pruning shears use. There are two notched
blades which surround and then clip through the nail as you squeeze
the handles together. Many groomers prefer these dog nail clippers
since they make it easy to judge precisely where the blade will
be clipping the nail. These are especially good for large dog
breeds as they make the trimming of large, thick nails a breeze.
sure to invest in a heavy-duty pliers-style dog nail clipper if
you’ll be going through the thick nails of your large dog. This
type of dog nail clipper is also available for small and medium
dogs. Though they don’t have blades that must be replaced like the
guillotine-style dog nail clippers, they do have blades which must
be sharpened when they get dull.
dog nail clippers – This is the type of dog nail clippers that
works just like a pair of scissors. There are two scissor-like
notched blades which surround and cut through the nail as you
push the handles together. These won’t do for larger, thicker
nails, though. These should be considered only for light jobs,
such as very small dogs (toy breeds especially), which is why
they are often found in the cat and bird claw aisles as well.
matter what type you use, make sure that they are sharp, and that
they are the right size for your pet. This will mean comfort, accuracy,
and a long life for the dog nail clippers.