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10 Best Dog Nail Clippers 2020

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When you have a row of 10 dog nail clippers sitting in front of you, the most notable differences will be in the size and the type of handle used.

The problem here is that you need to know a bit more about the rest of the materials used to make the clippers as well as their cutting efficiency.

Not all clippers are created equally! To help you in your decision, we’ll highlight the best dog nail clippers below and offer you some useful info about them so you know what to look for as you shop.

Tips When Buying a Dog Nail Clipper

Before you choose a pair of nail clippers, here are a few useful tips that will help you make a better, more informed decision:

  • Materials. Stainless steel blades are best due to their strength and durability.
  • Size. Don’t get the same size clippers for your Yorkie that you’d use on a Great Dane.

For smaller dogs, use smaller clippers. For larger dogs, use larger clippers.
You’ll be relieved to know that most of the choices on our list below come in different sizes (small, medium, large or extra-large) so be sure to check them out to find the one you need!

  • Hidden Nail File. Many nail clippers have a hidden nail file that slides into a compartment in the handle. These are really handy, so if you don’t already have a separate file for nails, think about getting one.

Number 7 below comes with a separate nail file (it’s larger than the ones that store in the clipper handle) if you’re interested.

  • Noise. For some dogs, the sight, sound and scent of a nail clipper is enough to stress them out.

If you have a highly sensitive dog, try to find a pair of clippers that doesn’t make a loud “snap” at the end of the cut. All of these little details make a big difference for some dogs, so be sure to check into it!

Top 10 Dog Nail Clippers Chart

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Clipper Types

There are a few different types of clippers to choose from, including guillotine and scissors.

  • Scissors. Just like a pair of scissors, these clippers have two blades that you engage when you squeeze the handle.

These are the best dog nail clippers in general, but everyone has their own preferences. You might find that a guillotine-style clipper works better for you and your dog.

  • Guillotine. This has one blade that you engage that will slide over the nail tip to clip it (this is the same style as a regular guillotine)

We have one pair on our list above (number 10). Most dog owners prefer the scissors cutting style which is why this is the only one we included.

There is one other style of clipper available that is supposed to help you locate the quick, but honestly, we don’t like them and felt that they don’t work accurately enough to include on the list.

It’s a great idea, but the reality of using them showed us that they don’t live up to their name.

Blades Will Wear Down

Clippers aren’t going to last forever. Even a high-quality pair with super sharp blades will eventually dull (if you use them regularly).

If you find that you have to make several passes over the same nail in order to cut it, then it’s time to get yourself a new pair of clippers. Keep an eye out for gouged or damaged blades, as well. You don’t want to cut your dog’s nails with a damaged pair of clippers.

Top 3 Best Dog Nail Clippers Reviews

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Many dog owners love the Epica nail clippers and we have to agree. The sharp blades give you a nice, clean cut, which means no filing after you’re done.

For you, the cutter, the handle is comfortable to hold (it doesn’t open too wide) and it has a rubberized grip and a safety lock to keep it closed when not in use.

Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Clipper Style: Scissors
Available Sizes: S, M, L

If you have experience clipping dog’s nails, then these are an excellent choice. If you’re new to clipping, check out the next pair.

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The biggest difference you’ll notice between this pair and the previous pair are the grips, which are deeper in this pair than they were than the last. Very easy to hold and comfortable in the hand. Unlike the last pair, these have safety guard to prevent over trimming.

Very handy trimmers if you don’t have much experience clipping dog’s nails.

Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Clipper Style: Scissors
Available Sizes: S, M, L

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Lastly, we have the MoJo nail clippers.

This pair comes with the nail file (conveniently stored in the handle) if you need to do any touch ups between trims. They also have a built-in safety guard that prevents you from cutting too much of the nail. You can fit a maximum of 3mm of nail through, which is good for you novice cutters out there but bad for those of you who don’t want to be limited.

We like the smooth cut they provide and they work pretty well on thicker nails, too. The file comes in handy for those thick nails because sometimes cutting them will cause them to split if they aren’t cut properly.

Since they’re the large size, they’re probably not the best choice for smaller breeds or cats (we’re sure that many of you with both dogs and cats at home probably use the same tool for all of them).

Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Clipper Style: Scissors
Available Sizes: L

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