7 Best Dog Nail Clippers of 2020
Many dogs do not like having their nails cut, but leaving them too long can cause serious problems. Last summer, I went too long before cutting my dog and learned this lesson the hard way. My puppy’s dew claw broke below the rapids and we had to make an emergency trip to the vet to fix it. He left with a patriotic leg, because it was two days before July 4, and I left with a heavy bill.
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Dog’s nails grow
Letting your dog’s nails grow too long can scratch your floors when they get zoomed-in, hang carpets and rugs, and of course, scratch their humans. But they also run the risk of breaking too low, which can lead to infection. Instead, trim your pet’s nails regularly, so they don’t reach this point. How often they need it depends on their lifestyle. If they take a lot of walks on the sidewalk, they can file their claws enough to spend some time between the pads.
If they spend more time on the grass and on your couch, you may need to clip them more frequently. Even if you can’t get to the groomer or want to go the DIY route, you can get one of the best nail clippers for a relatively cheap price (and while you’re at it, you might as well consider refreshing your current pet equipment collection for some improved indestructible dog harnesses, leashes, and toys).
Best Safety Nail Clippers for Dogs
Dog nail clippers and clippers by Boshell
These professional quality mowers have non-slip handles and a safety guard to help you avoid cutting too low. It also comes with a file, to polish the serrated edges.
Best nail clippers for large dogs
Robust pet nail clippers
These sturdy nail clippers have heavy, sharp blades to manage your labs, Great Danes, and Huskie nails. They cut smoothly without requiring a lot of force and locks when not in use, so you won’t cut yourself when you reach the dog bin.
Best Guillotine Nail Clippers
Large Safari Nail Clipper
These guillotine nail clippers work faster for some than scissor nail clippers, because you just have to position the nail inside the hole and cut. If your pet is afraid of having their nails cut, speed is the key.
Most accurate nail clippers for dogs
Pet nail clippers with a circular blade
The unique circular blade of these pet nail clippers reduces the risk of skin snag by accident. They also come in specific sizes, so you can choose one that fits your pet’s size more than just large or small options.
Best nail clippers for small dogs
Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clipper
These super basic mowers work well for smaller breeds and will last the distance, despite their low price. They don’t have fancy bells and whistles but will get the job done.
GoPets Pet Nail Clippers
These sturdy nail clippers also come with sharp, precise blades, ergonomic handles and a safety guard to prevent overcutting. They also work well for large and small dogs, if you buy the right size.
Best electric nail grinder
Electric nail grinder for dogs
If your dog does not tolerate clippers, try an electric nail grinder instead. This rechargeable version uses a diamond grinder for fast and precise grinding of the nails. And while it’s quieter than other models, it still vibrates and buzzes, which can bother some nervous pets.