Clipper Conflict

I don’t care for the cat claw clippers I have. They were the only kind I saw in the store at the time, and since I needed some, I got them. My problem is that there is some kind of guard thingy on them. I don’t even really know what it’s for. Perhaps it’s supposed to keep you from sticking the nail too far through?

Whatever the guard is supposed to be for, what it actually does is obstruct my vision. I can’t see how far I’m going on the nail, and I’m in danger of hitting the quick. What I end up doing is clipping too little. Dang it. I need some new clippers.

I tried removing it all together, but the nut is stuck or something.

I tried removing it all together, but the nut is stuck or something.

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9 Responses to Clipper Conflict

  1. Lauren says:

    The kind I have are like little scissors with a hook. http://www.bunnyrabbit.com/equipmentpix/nail-mf0541.jpg They work pretty well – Wally and Emme don’t mind at all, but Ralph is very, very skittish.

  2. Peggy DiBasilio says:

    Not being an ailurophilia like the rest of you, I didn’t even know that you were supposed to cut cat’s nails. Does Gus mind when you do it?

    This sent me on a cat information quest & I learned several cool things:

    1. The reason a cat can’t climb back down a tree (head 1st) is because its claws are curved the wrong way.
    2. Approximately 24 cat skins can make a coat.
    3. Every night after closing time, 200 cats are released into the Disneyland park to help keep the rodent population under control.

  3. Debbie Foelber says:

    We just use “people” nail clippers. They are cheap and come in a variety of sizes.

  4. Michele Steppe says:

    My mom would tell you to use your teeth and bite them off because your tongue magnifies things. 🙂 At least that’s how she recommends taking care of my granddaughter’s sharp little fingernails.

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