Trimming your dog’s nails when using a dog nail clipper, or nail grinder, is a battle. We recommend reading the PetMd guide to ensure the safety of your animal prior to cutting their nails. However, there is technology in the best dog nail clippers that you should be taking advantage of. Whether it be stop-safe blades, or just the option of using a nail grinder instead of a cutter, your options aren’t limited.
In the below reviews, we have taken into account all different situations that will be crucial in the future of your dog’s trimming needs. With added safety in all of these options, your dogs will not dread a nail trimming. We all know how sensitive they can be, and you never want to experience cutting a quick. Trust me, i’ve seen even the best veterinarians do it, and the dogs generally are quick to run when seeing another pair of nail clippers. To ensure a clean, and safe cut, we have provided you with the best dog nail clippers, and grinders of 2018. Treat your dog to a safe trim!
|Nail Clippers/Grinder||Clipper or Grinder||Ideal Dog Size||Quick Sensor/Stop Blade Included||Pricing and Availability|
|Boshel Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmers||Clippers||Medium-Large Dogs||Yes|
|Enjoy Pet Dog Nail Grinder||Grinder||Medium-Large Dogs||Yes|
|Casfur Dog Nail Clippers||Clippers||Small-Large Dogs||Yes|
|URPOWER Rechargeable Dog Nail Grinder||Grinder||Small-Medium Dogs||No|
|Dremel 7300-PT Dog Nail Grinder||Grinder||Small-Large Dogs||No|
|Rosmax Electric Dog Nail Grinder||Grinder||Small-Large Dogs||Yes|
|Pedi Paws Dog Nail Grinder||Grinder||Small-Large Dogs||Yes|
|FURminator Dog Nail Clippers||Clippers||Small-Large Dogs||No|
|Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clippers||Clippers||Medium-Large Dogs||No|
|Millers Forge Plier Style Dog Nail Clippers||Clippers||Small-Medium Dogs||Yes|
The Boshel dog nail clippers are hands down our favorite manual pair of clippers. Mostly, because of how safe they are. A lot of people are too afraid to cut their dogs nail because of the quick (blood vessel in dog nails).
Boshel designed these with a safety stop blade that greatly reduces the risk of cutting nails too short, resulting in a bleeding quick. Equipped with 3.5mm thick, stainless steel sharp blades, these will easily cut through any dog, or cat nail. No need to perform multiple cuts, as only one will be necessary with these nail clippers.
The Boshel dog nail clippers are ergonomically designed for a powerful, and easy-to-use grip. These are the nail clippers that your veterinarian, or animal trainer will recommend to you. Consider the weight of the animal you are using these on prior. We recommend these for medium-to-large dogs for best performance.
The Enjoy Pet dog nail grinder, is the other way of trimming your dog’s’ nails. This is perhaps best used on medium-to-larger dogs, as their nails are naturally larger. It is incredibly quiet, so you don’t have to worry about your dog becoming afraid each time you go to trim the nails.
The dog nail grinder is equipped with a quick sensor, ensuring the safety of your dog, and allowing for a more efficient way of trimming your dog’s nails. The premium grinder bit has a long life meaning no replacements will be needed.
Capable of fitting any size of nails, you don’t need to worry about purchasing a special bit due to the three different openings the nail grinder has. We recommend the Enjoy Pet nail grinder to a brand new pet owner, as it will be easier to get your pet used to the grinder at a young age.
The Casfur dog nail clippers offer a seamless, and clean trim of your pet’s nails. The nail clippers are equipped with 3.5mm thick surgical grade stainless steel sharp blades, powerful enough to trim any size of nail smoothly.
Ergonomically designed, the Casfur dog nail clippers offer a incredibly comfortable design, that allows for the most powerful trim. When you’re comfortable, your dog is comfortable. There is a nail file stored inside the sturdy handles, that will allow for smoothing of the nails after cutting.
Ensuring your pet’s safety, which is my biggest fear when trimming nails,. The Casfur dog nail clippers are outfitted with a safety blade stop that significantly reduces the risk of cutting the dog’s quick. For a beginner, we highly recommend these clippers.
The URPOWER dog nail grinder is rechargeable by USB, and has a indicator light allowing you to know they are ready for use. The battery on this dog nail grinder is able to be used at full power, for 3 hours of continuous work.
Quiet and safe, the URPOWER product will ensure a perfect cut without scaring your dog. I have used traditional dog nail clippers, and holding the dog down in a certain position bothers me just as much as it bothers my beloved dogs. It can be a grueling process, and the dog nail grinders remove the guilty feeling. Your dog will come back kissing you happier than ever.
We recommend these dog nail grinders for small-to-medium sized dogs. It comes equipped with three different ports, for different nail sizes. Choose the suitable port based off of your pets’ size, and nail characteristics.
If, after 30 days, you are not satisfied, URPOWER will 100% refund your product. However, after our review of the URPOWER dog nail grinders, we won’t be returning them. My dog is no longer scared of a trim because I no longer pick up those nasty traditional dog nail clippers!
The Dremel 7300-PT is a more professional grade dog nail grinder. And, you can see that with it’s price point. However, they get the job done in an efficient manner.
The rotary tool of the dog nail grinder provides a safe, effective, and way less stressful alternative to the trimming of your dog’s nails. With two rotation speeds (6500, and 13000 RPM) that let you safely, and carefully grind your dog’s nails, you can be sure that you are getting the best trim.
Our favorite feature of the Dremel 7300-PT dog nail grinder, is the cordless option. This allowed us for maximum control of the dremel when trimming. And, it was one less thing to worry about. When you have less to worry about, you can be more focused on keeping your dog safe which is ultimately what this dog nail grinder is set out to do.
It is compatible with a wide array of dremel sanding drums allowing you to customize the trim a bit more, as well as replace sanders that become worn down. This will ensure efficiency, and further safety while trimming.
The Dremel 7300-PT is powered by a 755-01 4.8V battery that is able to be charged. The battery will last approximately 3 hour at full use, allowing plenty of time to finish your trim.
With three different ports that apply to different sizes, and characteristics of each dog’s nail, the Rosmax Electric dog nail grinder sets out to offer a safe, and comfortable trim on a budget. Keep this in mind when trimming, because one size doesn’t fit all, and to ensure a good trim, you should test out a few of these.
Obviously none of us want to inflict pain upon our dog, which is why the dog nail grinder is generally a more safe option. The grinding head of the Rosmax electric dog nail grinder is covered by a stationary bushing that will expose the quick. This will allow in less accidents when trimming.
The low vibration, and quiet noise that the nail grinder offers will make sure that your pet is no longer scared of what should be a simple process. A lot of people avoid trimming so much so that their dog’s nails become so long, and they start to bend their toes.
It is rechargeable by using a simple USB cable. Once fully charged, you can expect a runtime of up to 4 hours of constant use. No additional battery purchase required.
The Pedi Paws dog nail grinders are best on a budget. While they don’t have quite the safeness of other dog nail grinders, they will still get the job done for an experienced trimmer. Generally, though, grinders are far more safe than the alternative dog nail clippers. They aren’t capable of cutting the quick.
Equipped with a protective cap, you will not have to worry about cleaning up the clipped filings. You will just need to simply empty them out after use. The Pedi Paws nail grinder is recommended for any size of pet, but with no choice of port to fit your pet’s needs, we recommend using it on your smaller ones.
Keep in mind when purchasing the Pedi Paws dog nail grinder, that it doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery like its competitors. This actually increases the price of it over time, so perhaps purchasing a more expensive product like the Dremel 7300-PT is a better option.
For an experienced trimmer, any dog nail clipper, or grinder, is going to work. That is where the FURminator dog nail clippers come into play. They are the cheapest on our list of best dog nail clippers.
They have an adjustable guide allowing for an efficient, and painless nail trimming. The sharp, stainless steel blades the dog nail clipper is equipped with, will offer a seamless trimming process. One easy clip, and you’re done.
The non-slip ergonomic handle is comfortable, and allows for powerful, precise cutting. Notice the gripping on the handle. This was especially comfortable in our testing. These cut as well as any dog nail clipper. Just keep in mind when purchasing these, they don’t offer a stopping blade.
The Millers Forge dog nail clippers are used widely by veterinarians across a plethora of countries, with good reason. They are durable, and offer a very good cut. Often times, dog nail clippers are poorly made.
The Millers Forge are constructed with stainless steel blades that offer precision in the sense that you won’t be needing to make multiple cuts. This allows for a more comfortable feel for the dog. We highly recommend purchasing these if you have a larger dog, as they will remain sharp, and are quick as well as easy, to use.
Perhaps the most durable for the price, the Millers Forge Plier dog nail clippers get the job done. Equipped with red plastic grips, and a spring-loaded trimming mechanism, expect more clean, and precise cutting action. Built with stainless steel, expect these to last you for years.
These dog nail clippers have a built-in guard that ensures no over-cutting of the nails will occur. This is important when considering you will have to be cutting your dog’s nail fairly often. If you cut the quick once, good luck getting them to sit down when they see a pair of dog nail clippers.
We recommend these to be used on all sizes of dog, except for large breeds. The plier style doesn’t allow for larger breeds nails to fit within the stainless steel blades. If looking for an overall option, we recommend the Boshel pair of dog nail clippers.