Scissor style nail clippers for small pets including small dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, etc. The scissors have precision cutting blades that are heat treated for strength and durability. Finger rest on the handle for extra control.
Why trim? Long nails on pets can interfere with their gait. Walking can become awkward and painful, if the nails continue to grow. Long nails may also split, resulting in a lot of pain and bleeding and probably, a trip to the vet. To tell if your small dog's nails need trimming, listen for a 'click' as your dog walks across a wooden floor or pavement. Another way to check is for curvature. If the nail is starting to curve, it's time for a trim.
Caution: Be careful not to cut the quick. The quick has blood vessels running through it and is the 'living' part of the nail. Cutting through the quick is painful for your pet and will result in bleeding. If your pet has light coloured nails, you can see the quick. The quick will be impossible to see, if your pet has dark nails, so be careful! Another fact to be aware of is that the quick grows with the nail, so a long nail will have a long quick. You must trim the tips back gradually and often to reduce the size of the quick and get the nails to a desirable length. The correct length is when there is a tiny gap between the floor and the nail when your pet is standing normally.
How to Use:
1.) Hold your pet's foot firmly, ensuring that the nails are fully protruding.
2.) Locate the blood vessel (the quick"). On lighter coloured nails, the quick is clearly visible but with darker nails the tips should only ever be cut.
3.) Once the quick is located, place the nail in the groove of the clipper and cut the nail with one smooth action.
Note: It is advisable to seek advice from a vet or professional groomer if you are using clippers for the first time. This will give you the confidence for regular use of these clippers.