Trimming our cat’s claws probably ranks as one of the worst jobs when it comes to caring for your pet. Not only can it be quite a strain, but it isn’t enjoyable for either party.
Yet for many cats and their owners, it must be done to keep their claws in top condition. Investing in a really good pair of cat nail clippers can make the process a little bit smoother and easier. Not only will it get the job done faster, but the claws are less likely to bleed, become infected or split which causes future issues.
You want to look for a pair of clippers that are easy to hold. Your grip has to be firm yet comfortable until the job is done. The clippers also need to be relatively sharp to ensure the claw is clipped on the first try. But you also need to decide which style will be easiest for you, and this can depend on how willing your cat is to be held. You may have an easy job, or it could be stressful for both parties.
As well as clippers, you’ll need a quality scratching post in the house. Your cat will be able to preen their claws themselves as much as possible, and it will save your furniture. It will also prevent them from scratching on wood or other materials outside which can harm their claws further.
Ensure you read up on how to clip your cat’s claws before you get stuck in; all claws contain a quick which can bleed if cut.
There are nail grinders out there which can file your pet’s nails, although this can make for a stressful experience with cats. So, we have stuck to mostly scissor and plier-style cat nail clippers for our reviews.