Choosing the correct nail clippers for your fur babies is important. It largely depends on what kind of breed your dog is because they have different lengths, sizes and colors of nails. It is being advised by some vets to get a specific kind of nail clippers if you’re dog has thicker nails.

Dog nails clippers have been reinvented over the years due to the many types of breeds today. These are specialized for your puppies needs and it also depends if it is safe for them or if it’s too much. Picking out nail clippers for dogs can be confusing because several different varieties are available. Some of them are listed below.

 Scissor Clippers

Also called Miller’s Forge Trimmers, this type of dog clippers works like scissors and is preferable for large dogs, whose bigger, thicker nails need the extra force the construction of these clippers provide. Safari and JW Pet are two examples of brands in this style. It is also used to trim a toenail that is so long that it is curling in a circle. Long claws can grow into the toe-pad. This most often happens to dew claws, the claw on the inner side of the paw. Dew claws do not touch the ground so they are not worn down as the dog walks.

 Guillotine Clippers

These clippers work, as the name suggests, like a guillotine. Simply stick the end of your dog’s nail in the hole and squeeze. A blade is lowered, gently slicing off the end of the nail. Guillotine clippers, like those by Four Paws, are best for small- to medium-sized dogs. It has stationary ring through which the nail is placed, and a cutting blade that moves up to slice off the nail when the handles of the trimmer are squeezed.

Grinder Tools

Pedi Paws might be the most well-known version of this type of tool, thanks to its television infomercials. It works by grinding down the nail instead of clipping, which can be helpful for large dogs with thick nails as well as dogs who hate the feeling of the clippers. Using a grinder can be dangerous, so the first thing you want to do is make sure there will be no hair in the way. If your dog has long hair, you need to band it back so there’s no chance it can get caught in the grinder’s spinning tip. If your dog has long hair on his paws and between his foot pads, it’s best to trim it first to lessen the risk of catching it in the grinder.

These are the different nails clippers for dogs that are perfect for each and one of them if you are comfortable enough to do it by yourself. It’s much better if you are the one who handles their nails because it’ always better if it’s someone they love and trust.