Dog Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am at my wit's end. I need some very strong, sharp nail clippers. Ezra hates his nails being clipped, probably in part because I can't find good clippers. Any suggestions? He has some of the thickest, strongest nails I have ever seen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
917 Posts
I love millers forge clippers, I've tried a lot of different clippers but they are what I use now. They are sharp and cut, not crush the nail. I don't like the guillotine style clippers, they always seem to cut half way then crush the nail. Plus I've had no luck changing the blade.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,222 Posts
I love millers forge clippers, I've tried a lot of different clippers but they are what I use now. They are sharp and cut, not crush the nail. I don't like the guillotine style clippers, they always seem to cut half way then crush the nail. Plus I've had no luck changing the blade.

I'll have to look for those too, tried 5 sets of clippers, none are any good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
917 Posts
Amazon.com: Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clipper, Plier Style: Pet Supplies

Those are the ones I use, they also make larger clippers but I've never tried them. I trim all my guys with these, Freyja's nails are pretty dense and these cut right through. Shorty has macaroni nails but they still cut through without much resistance. I do my mom's two scotties too. My mom is forever buying the cheap nail clippers that never work so I keep a pair on me, never know when someone is going to ask me to clip their dogs nails.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,177 Posts
I use the furminator ones which I like, much better then the guillotine one I had before. I like that the furminators have kind of a adjustable stopper so you don't cut more then you want/need to.

annageckos: would you happen to know if the miller nail clippers work better or are similer to furminator ones?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I use the furminator ones which I like, much better then the guillotine one I had before. I like that the furminators have kind of a adjustable stopper so you don't cut more then you want/need to.
I wished it worked for me. All it does is crush his nails. He hates the dremel for much more than a second but it is good for taking the sharpness off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
917 Posts
annageckos: would you happen to know if the miller nail clippers work better or are similer to furminator ones?
They look like they are the same style, but I've never used the furminator clippers so I really can't say if they are better or not. I know millers forge has been around for a long time. The blades are sharp and cut well, they also hold their edge for a long time. I used one pair of clippers for years before replacing them. I'm not fond of dremel or grinders. They scare the dogs and they smell. Besides, it takes me less than an minute to clip their nails. I normally have a pair of clippers nearby so I can snip some nails while the dogs are sleeping next to me. It would take me longer to set up the dremel and get the dogs then it does to just grab the clippers and clip the nails.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sabina88

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
There are many different types of nail trimmers: guillotine style, scissors style, small / medium pliers style, large pliers style. Pick a good quality trimmer that is sharp and designed for the correct size dog.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
256 Posts
They look like they are the same style, but I've never used the furminator clippers so I really can't say if they are better or not. I know millers forge has been around for a long time. The blades are sharp and cut well, they also hold their edge for a long time. I used one pair of clippers for years before replacing them. I'm not fond of dremel or grinders. They scare the dogs and they smell. Besides, it takes me less than an minute to clip their nails. I normally have a pair of clippers nearby so I can snip some nails while the dogs are sleeping next to me. It would take me longer to set up the dremel and get the dogs then it does to just grab the clippers and clip the nails.
Do you also file the nails after clipping them?
My problem is when I clip Bri's nails (and by now she is totally okay with me doing it, it took a while :) ) they are really sharp and edgy afterwards.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
917 Posts
No, I don't file them after clipping. Sometimes I'll file Shorty's nails, but that is only because of how they grow, but it's rare. I haven't noticed sharp edges after clipping.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top