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    Nail clippers for dogs

    Having moved to a house where the local walks are more grass and soft ground than road, I have found my dogs claws to be needing trimmed.

    Can anyone recommend me a decent set of nail clippers to use on the dogs?

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    I use these. My dogs live indoors so nail trimming is a regular job. They have a 'shield' to prevent you cutting too much of the nail. If your dog is lightly coloured you can see the core of the nail much easier than on black dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    I use these. My dogs live indoors so nail trimming is a regular job. They have a 'shield' to prevent you cutting too much of the nail. If your dog is lightly coloured you can see the core of the nail much easier than on black dogs.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NAIL-CLIPP...item2568c37a59
    Those kind are fine. The first thing I do is take a pair of pliers and pull the bit off that's supposed to stop you cutting too much off - it just ,means you can't see what you are doing!

    Chuck them away when they become blunt otherwise they squeeze the nail before cutting and the dog will resent it.

    Get a caustic/shaving pencil then if you cut too much off you can stop the blood!

    CAUSTIC SILVER NITRATE PENCIL stop bleeding nails claws | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Those kind are fine. The first thing I do is take a pair of pliers and pull the bit off that's supposed to stop you cutting too much off - it just ,means you can't see what you are doing!

    Chuck them away when they become blunt otherwise they squeeze the nail before cutting and the dog will resent it.

    Get a caustic/shaving pencil then if you cut too much off you can stop the blood!

    CAUSTIC SILVER NITRATE PENCIL stop bleeding nails claws | eBay
    Or rub the cut nail on a bar of soap. Of course if you hadn`t broke the plate off you wouldn`t have cut too much off in the first place. Your dog will be much more appreciative!!
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    If you want some really sharp cutters for cutting dogs claws that dont get blunt and last a lifetime buy a set of electricians cable shears (not cutters shears) they dont have a stop on them but they cut a damn sight better than the "proper" dog nail clippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrc View Post
    If you want some really sharp cutters for cutting dogs claws that dont get blunt and last a lifetime buy a set of electricians cable shears (not cutters shears) they dont have a stop on them but they cut a damn sight better than the "proper" dog nail clippers
    Thats what i have used, spot on with that advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1976 View Post
    Having moved to a house where the local walks are more grass and soft ground than road, I have found my dogs claws to be needing trimmed.

    Can anyone recommend me a decent set of nail clippers to use on the dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    Or rub the cut nail on a bar of soap. Of course if you hadn`t broke the plate off you wouldn`t have cut too much off in the first place. Your dog will be much more appreciative!!
    basil.
    I used the bar the first time I trimmed my dogs nails, Big Mistake! claret everywhere! how can a standard clearance be ok for different sizes of dog and claw? since then, I still use the cutters, I just shine a torch through the nail to get an idea where the quick is, and as I have to do it every 2-3 weeks I'm getting it down to only 3 people per pooch :p
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    Cheers folks, I've ordered myself a set of clippers and a caustic silver nitrate pencil (just in case).

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