Today I am celebrating Zen Clipper. Yes, celebrating. If you have a wiggly cat or other pet who won’t sit still for claw trimming, or you freak out with fear of hurting your dog, cat, bird or reptile by accidentally clipping into the quick, you will understand my enthusiasm. Zen Clipper makes clipping cat and other pet claws stress-free and so much easier because it prevents cutting your pet’s quick, which causes pain and bleeding.
Why You Don’t Cut the Quick
What is the quick? It’s the part of the claw with nerve endings and blood vessels located closer to the toe. You can see the quick on light colored claws, but it’s still easy to accidentally clip into it if a pet moves or your judgement is off while you’re clipping. Cut the quick, and you cut blood vessels and nerves, causing your pet a lot of pain.
How Zen Clipper Works
Zen Clipper erases the anxiety you feel when it’s time to clip the claws of an animal that won’t sit still. The blade is never exposed, so clipping safely is never a problem. There are seven clipper sizes that range from tiny for birds or kittens and some reptiles on up to large for big dogs. Most cats would take a size one or two, and each clipper size is a different color so if you need more than one you won’t mistakenly use a larger clipper than necessary.
To use Zen Clipper, slide your pet’s claw through a round, cone shaped hole and clip. The right-sized hole only goes so far up the claw and avoids cutting the quick. It takes little force to squeeze the clipper, so I can quickly clip my cat’s claws before she gets too annoyed with me and runs off.
The Zen Clipper blade uses force from one direction, not two like other clippers. This stops the pet’s nail from splitting. It’s made in the USA of stainless steel.
Get the Right Size
To size your pet for a Zen Clipper, either download the sizing card (you can download here) or email your address using the Contact Us link on Zen Clipper’s sizing page to get a card in the mail. The advantage of the card is that the holes for sizing claws are pre-punched, but the printable works well if you use a pin, pen or other sharp object to start the holes before inserting your pet’s claw in to compare.
Where to Buy Zen Clipper
Many pet stores are now carrying Zen Clipper, which costs around $20. You may find it at your veterinarian’s office. I showed this product to my vet along with the sizing card and she was so impressed that she will be offering the clippers in her office.You can buy direct from Zen Clipper, or buy Zen Clipper Amazon.com with free Prime shipping and free returns like I did. Remember, these clippers only cut from one direction. Don’t settle for a model that looks the same but clips two ways.