Let’s face it. Most cats love nail trim time. Mine do. Don’t yours?
Perhaps I’m exaggerating a bit. Actually, nail trim time is a two-person job in this household. Human #1 wrangles the cat – then with sweat dripping from the brow, deposits the cat onto the blanket covered lap of human #2. Out come the clippers, a few grunts and grumbles ensue (and also a few yowls from the kitty) – clip, clip, clip – and we’re done! Then, onto cat #2 and cat #3. Sound familiar?
Don’t Clip the Quick!
When you have a squirming and crying cat, one thing that is difficult to assess is where the quick is in their claw, which is the pink portion inside where the nerves and blood vessels are located. You don’t want to clip the quick, as it will cause the cat pain and will also bleed. To make matters doubly difficult in our household, one of our cats has black claws. So with Miss Olive the tortie, we need excellent lighting to be able to tell where the quick is in her claw.
Zen Clipper is a nail trimmer that takes the guesswork out of where to place the clippers to ensure a safe clip without nicking the quick. The clipper comes in seven sizes so you can find one that fits your pet’s claws. Zen Clipper sent us a sizing chart, but you can also download and print a copy from their website. We measured and needed size 2. Once we received the Zen Clipper, we set about trimming Sophie’s nails.
Zen Clipper got the job done, and there was no doubt as to where to place the clipper. It worked well, was quiet as it trimmed, and I felt comfortable using it. The only downside is that if you have a multi-cat household and your cats vary in size (which mine do), you may require a different size clipper for each cat. But overall, I would rather be safe than sorry in not clipping the quick.
One thing to note is that I did practice before clipping to see where the clipper placed on each nail. You do want to make sure that you have the correct size before beginning. Zen Clipper states on their website that they will replace the clipper at no cost if it is determined that you need a different size.
As mentioned above, Zen Clipper comes in a variety of sizes. While it was originally invented for cats, Zen Clipper is now also used for dogs, and even birds and reptiles! It has a stainless steel blade, a cushioned non-slip handle, and the clippers are machined and assembled in the USA. Most notably, Zen Clipper has a unique conical design that protects the quick.
When I asked Zen Clipper if they give back to the community, they advised that they do donate product to several rescues and organizations, some recent organizations being Animal House of Chicago and The Cat House on the Kings.
This video shows how Zen Clipper works.
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Disclosure: I was compensated for reviewing the clippers from Zen Clipper and also provided with a free pair of clippers. All opinions stated here are my own. Three Chatty Cats only shares information we feel would be relevant to readers. Zen Clipper is not responsible for the content of this blog post. There are no affiliate links in this post.
How is the nail trim process in your house? A piece of cake or hard as nails?