Some dog owners don’t care about the long nails of their pets. They think that it is normal for canines to have long claws, but that’s not true. In fact, overgrown nails pose serious threats to the health of your pup. Therefore, every owner must ensure regular trimming of his/her dog’s nails to keep it healthy.
A sharp dog nail clipper is extremely important for grooming the hard nails of your pooch. The sharp blades allow us to cut the nails accurately, without any difficulty. Just like human nail clippers, the blades of these trimmers also get dull with time. Fortunately, there are some methods to keep these clippers sharp (cost-friendly alternative) instead of purchasing a new one every time.
Keep reading to know about the tools and procedures that can help you to sharpen dog nail clippers.
How to Sharpen Dog Nail Clippers Yourself
So how do you sharpen dog nail clippers? This is a question that is relevant to groomers as well as owners doing their own grooming at home.
There are many different models of nail clippers but in most cases, when it comes to sharpening blades, the first step is to take the tool apart.
How Often Do Nail Clippers Need to Be Replaced?
A high-quality dog nail clipper that is properly maintained and sharpened can last several years. However, cheaper, less sturdy clippers will need to be replaced more frequently.
Additionally, depending on how many dogs you have in your household also matters. I have four dogs, so my clippers wear down a lot faster.
And the size and thickness of your dog’s nails matter, too; Mira, who is young, has tiny nails, whereas Calvin and Sophie are seniors and their nails are thick.
Dog Nail Clippers Used by Groomers & Owners
If you are a dog groomer, then most likely you are already very comfortable with the use of nail clippers.
If you are just starting out as a dog groomer, then you probably haven’t quite reached a level of confidence that allows you to feel completely comfortable when clipping your clients’ nails.
If you are a dog owner and have been grooming your dog at home then I’m sure you are no stranger to clipping your dog’s nails, regardless of the dog breed you have.
Either way, I’m sure you will have experienced clippers that are no longer as sharp as they should be. Blunt clippers can be a real problem and lead to pulling on the nail instead of neatly clipping. To trim the nails of a dog effectively, you definitely need sharp clippers.
When faced with dull clippers, the 2 possible solutions are either sharpening them or replacing them with a new set. Let’s look at the cheaper of the 2 solutions, sharpening the dog nail clippers yourself.
How can I make my dog clippers sharper?
Alternatively, you can dip the blades, while still attached to the clippers, in a cleaning solution and run them for 5-10 seconds. When done, wipe the blades off with a soft, clean cloth. Allow the blades to dry. Once they are dry you can sharpen them.
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