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Best Pet Nail Trimmer – Reviews of the Most Popular Brands

When it comes to choosing the right pet nail trimmer a lot will depend on what type of nails your pet has and your personal preferences. In this article, I am going to review several different styles of pet nail trimmers. I will also review the brand that I have personally found to be the best for each style. This will help to give you an idea of what pet nail trimmer will work best for you and your pet. Personal preference will also play a roll in your decision. You need to choose the ones you will feel comfortable using.

Nail Trimming Tips

A dogs paw showing the quick and ware to cut.


  • Before you attempt to trim your pet’s nails  I recommend having some Styptic Powder or Cornstarch on hand. It is used to stop the bleeding in case you accidentally cut the quick. For more info on nail trimming please Click Here!
  • After you have trimmed your pet’s nails with a nail trimmer you will want to use a pet nail file on the nail edges to smooth them out. Nail trimmers tend to leave sharp edges on the nail tips that can scratch you.
  • For animals with very strong nails that are hard to trim, try trimming the nails after the bath. This will help to make them softer and easier to trim.
  • If you own one of those pets that hates having his/her nails trimmed try my sneaky approach. You do not need to trim all the nails at once. While grooming your pet take the paw and trim a few nails then move onto something else like brushing, continue to do this till all the nails have been trimmed. Don’t give your pet the time to get over aggravated.
  • Reward your pet with praise every time you trim a nail.


Pet Nail Trimmer Styles and Brands

Four Paws Ultimate Touch Nail Trimmer

These are my very favorite nail trimmers. The Four Paws Ultimate Touch Nail Trimmer is the only one I use and I use them on all types of animals. This is a Guillotine Style nail trimmer made with a stainless steel replaceable blades and a no-slip rubber grip. Featuring a safety bar to prevent over-trimming. They are safe, easy to use and made to last.

  • Style: Guillotine
  • Can be used on all animals
  • Available in Small/Med and Large
  • Replaceable Blade
  • Best Price Found on Amazon



Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer By Boshel

This is a Pliers Style pet nail trimmer. The nail trimmer has a high quality 3.5 mm thick stainless steel sharp blade that will last a long time. Designed to be comfortable with an easy grip, non-slip handle. Featured with a safety stop blade to prevent over-trimming. You will also get a mini pet nail file that is stored in the handle.

  • Style: Pliers
  • Not recommended for small animals
  • Available in One Size
  • No Replaceable Blade
  • Best Price Found on Amazon


Safari Dog Nail Trimmer

This is a Scissor Style pet nail trimmer. The Safari Dog Nail Trimmer is made of stainless steel with a rubber coating on the finger holes for extra comfort. I recommend this style only if you own petite dog’s, puppies, and small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs.

  • Style: Scissor
  • Best for small animals
  • Available in One Size
  • No Replaceable Blade
  • Best Price Found on Amazon


KUDI Cat Nail Clippers

This is also a Scissor Style pet nail trimmer but with a curve to make it easier for cutting cat nails. Kudi Cat Nail Clippers are made with a high-quality stainless steel blade for smooth trimming. Designed for comfort with rubber coated finger holes. These nail trimmers are also recommended for use on kittens, cats, rabbits, puppies, chinchillas, guinea pig, rabbits, and birds. 

  • Style: Scissor
  • Best for cats and other small animals
  • Available in One Size
  • No Replaceable Blade
  • Best Price Found on Amazon


URPOWER Rechargeable Pet Nail Grinder

Pet nail grinders have recently become very popular. Pet owners have found them to be much easier and safer to use than the standard pet nail trimmer. The big drawback is that you will need to get used to using them correctly and many animals tend to be afraid of the noise they make. It is recommended to introduce this procedure gradually to your pet. Please make sure you read all the instructions that come with the pet nail grinder. Grinding the nail for too long can cause the quick to bleed.

The UrPower Rechargeable Pet Nail Grinders is one of the most popular brands.  This pet nail grinder has a diamond bit grinder designed to be safe, effective and last forever. The rechargeable batteries will last for up to 3 hours of continuous use once fully charged. Featuring a unique mute technology to reduce the noise that some animals are afraid of. Also, offers three ports for different sized nails.

  • Style: Grinder
  • Can be used on all animals
  • Available in One Size
  • No Need to Replace the Bit
  • Best Price Found on Amazon





Now you have a better understanding of the different styles of pet nail trimmers. This will make it easier for you to make an educated decision when it comes to choosing what pet nail trimmer to use. It is always best to choose what you feel to be the most comfortable with using. It may take some trial and error before you get the ones you like. Remember to always reward your pet after every grooming procedure with praise, love and a treat!

If you have any questions please leave me a comment.

Happy pet nail trimming,


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About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

4 comments on “Best Pet Nail Trimmer – Reviews of the Most Popular Brands

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I am glad you found the information on this site to be useful. Thank you for visiting and please come back as I will be adding content regularly.

  1. Thanks for the great tips and product reviews. I Thought the product reviews were very well formatted and gave good information on the products. This will be very helpful to me the next time I need to groom my dog. How often do you groom your pets and do you do anything to help keep them calm during the process?

    1. Hi Gavin,

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you found the article to be helpful. How often you groom your pet depends on what type of animal it is. Most should be bathed and have their nails trimmed at least once a month. Animals with longer hair will need grooming on a daily basis. To help keep them calm I continuously talk to them throughout the grooming procedure. For very nervous animals I take it slow and give them breaks. Every animal is different and requires a unique approach to being groomed.

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