Toenail Trimmers for Cats

There are several types of nail trimmers available for grooming your dog or cat. The type you choose should be based on the size of your pet – smaller pets have smaller nails and large dogs have large hard toenails.

Nail Trimmers for Cats

Most nail trimmers for cats are quite similar. They look like small scissors and each blade has a half circle indentation. The nail is placed on the open blade, and as the scissor closes, the blades come together and cut the nail. The nails of very young kittens are soft and human nail trimmers can be used.

Another option to a traditional nail trimmer is the new “nail grinder” or rotary tool. This device is basically like a dremel tool that grinds your cat’snail to its desired length. It is easy and fast. The amount you take off is similar to the above.

When using the nail grinder – make sure you introduce it to yourcat slowly. Pet him with it and let him get used to it. Then turn it on and give him a massage with it. Introduce it slowly and when he does well – give him positive reinforcement or a treat.

Nail Trimmers for Dogs

Dogs come in all sizes and so do their nails. Even in young puppies nails tend to be quite tough. There are three primary types of nail trimmers for dogs: guillotine style, Miller’s forge and large nail trimmers.

I hope this gives you some great tips on nail trimmers for cats.