Score 4.8 · Review by Anna Mejorada · Our best choice for nail clippers for dogs are Safari Professional nail clippers because they have sharp, durable blades and an easy to ambidextrous. Our Picks · What to Look For · How We Tried. Akhmarova personally uses the Aussie Dog nail clipper: “They're small, precise and cut like butter,” she said. These nail clippers have high-quality stainless steel blades and are ideal for both large and small dogs, depending on the brand.
The Zen Clipper is designed with a fully adjustable blade that controls the number of nails that are cut, allowing you to use the same nail clipper for dogs of different sizes, depending on the brand. To change the size of the blade, simply use the trimmer's toothed wheel, which adjusts the 2 millimeter blade in the narrowest position to 11 millimeters in the widest position. If you're just starting to cut your dog's nails, a basic, inexpensive nail clipper is a good option. The Millers Forge pet nail clipper stands out for its simplicity, efficiency, quality and affordable price.
These were the quietest of all the pliers I tried, something that anyone with a scary dog will appreciate. The blades are sharp and cut smoothly and easily. The metal handle has rubber grips without cords, there aren't many steering wheels here, but I found them comfortable to hold, although in my experience the grips sometimes slipped down over the metal handles. The Zen Clipper is an adjustable nail clipper for dogs that can be reconfigured to fit the nails of any breed of puppy.
The unique fully adjustable blade limits the number of nails that are cut and reduces the risk of overcutting them and quickly damaging your pet's sensitivity. This is important because if you have a small dog and you choose a pair of nail clippers designed for a larger dog, you may end up taking off more nails than you want, and if you have a large dog and you use a nail clipper designed for a small dog, you may not remove enough of them. I used this grinder on a miniature poodle with medium sized nails and on a Labrador Retriever with large toenails. Most dogs only need to have their nails cut once a month, although this varies from dog to dog depending on a variety of factors, such as nail growth rate, lifestyle and overall health, according to Fadl.
There are three styles of nail clippers for dogs: pliers, guillotine and scissors, all designed to cut the tip of the nail. The sharp blade cuts your thick nails easily and smoothly, without breaking or chipping them. For small and medium legs, Millers Forge nail clippers have sharp blades to cut the nails leaving a clean cut. The correct frequency to cut your nails will vary from dog to dog and will depend on factors such as the dog's activity, the surfaces on which it usually walks and how fast its nails grow.
A great way to determine how to stop bleeding from a dog's nails is to take a closer look at them in natural light or with a flashlight. Be careful because a dog's nails can get caught in these types of nail clippers and, if they come off, they can be damaged or the nail may be torn off. Trim the nail as short as you can without cutting the fast vein, which is the vein that runs through the center of the nail. Calmly apply an alcohol-free astringent powder, such as Dogswell Remedy+Recovery Professional Groomer astringent powder for dogs, to the nail to stop bleeding.
Smaller dogs need smaller tools to cut their nails, and larger dogs need stronger tools to make a clean cut. For example, dogs that exercise a lot or go for a walk a lot (especially on concrete) tend to wear out their nails, so they may need to cut them less frequently.