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Old 06-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #1 
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Can someone recommend a dog nail clipper?

Right now I have the petsmart brand guillotine style one, and it really sucks. It got dull really fast. Does anyone know of a good doggy nail clipper out there?
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #2 
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I have the guillotine style, mine is a complete circle type but I can't remember the brand, I want to say they're Top Choice; I've had them for years. I do know that if go slow with them they don't cut as well as when I clip quickly. one of my dogs has soft nails while the other had harder nails. For my Chihuahua I just use regular toenail clippers.
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Oh okay. I was thinking about the other kind...The ones that cut sideways...Any opinions on those?
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That cut sideways? I haven't seen those. What sized dog do you have?
OK, I lied I don't have guillotine type clippers, I have ones like this:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo

And when I had my Lab I used something like this:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
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Use human nail clippers. It's harder to get the quick, cheaper and they work just as good.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:32 PM   #6 
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Use human nail clippers. It's harder to get the quick, cheaper and they work just as good.
Depends on the dog, the only dog I have with nails that fit into human toenail clippers is my chihuahua. There's no way I could've cut my labs nails with human nail clippers. I've never seen human clippers larger than the toenail clippers. What kind are you using?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #7 
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Regular finger nail clippers for the small dogs, and toe nail clippers for the large dogs.

I should add, my large dogs are labs, and so the largest is only 80lbs and the smallest is 40 lbs. While my small dogs are between 2 lbs and 15 lbs.

ETA: I go them in a kit. So maybe they are not "regular" sizes. I can't remember where I got them, I've had them for a long time.

AETA: I usually recommend the pedi-paw to people. It does a good job of grinding the nails down.

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My dog is 11 pounds, but his nails are a little bit proportionately larger. I meant they cut from the side lol XP

The ones in the links are the type I am thinking about getting :)

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I know which type you are talking about these are the different types:

http://0.tqn.com/d/dogs/1/0/Z/D/0/-/Nail-trimmers.JPG

The side ones are not bad and they could be sharpened. My mom groomed dogs from our home when I was growing up she used both types. It depends on what the dog tolerates best as to the choice. Make sure you keep Quick Stop around if you are going to cut your dogs nails.
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Regular finger nail clippers for the small dogs, and toe nail clippers for the large dogs.

I should add, my large dogs are labs, and so the largest is only 80lbs and the smallest is 40 lbs. While my small dogs are between 2 lbs and 15 lbs.

ETA: I go them in a kit. So maybe they are not "regular" sizes. I can't remember where I got them, I've had them for a long time.

AETA: I usually recommend the pedi-paw to people. It does a good job of grinding the nails down.
Hmmm, my toenail clippers don't open wide enough for my 15# dogs nails let alone the lab I had. I tried a pedi paw & didn't like it, it didn't seem to work very well on my dog. The clippers I have I've had for years so they've more than paid for themselves. You just gotta find what works for you.
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