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Grooming Scissors

Updated on January 28, 2014

Best Pet Grooming Scissors

Hello, and welcome. If you have found your way to this page on grooming scissors, then you are most likely a cat or dog owner wanting some advice on how to groom your dog or cat at home.

Although it is great if you have a fantastic groomer, this can be expensive when your pet needs regular trimming. And sometimes pets just don't like being handled in strange surroundings by people they don't know.

So, in saying that, here I hope to be able to share some insights on which scissors are best for do it yourself grooming that will help you to be able to clip and trim your dog or cat at home easily and safely â yourself.

Please make sure to visit my other pages here that will cover other grooming tools for pets, along with tips and trick of diy grooming.

Image credit: http://www.EdenValleyPets.com

Cat Grooming Tips
Cat Grooming Tips

Grooming Your Pets

Why is it Important to Groom Regularly?

Most long haired breeds of cats and dogs require regular grooming, and some breeds need a lot more than others. Grooming goes a long way in keeping your pet's coat clean, glossy and free of matts.

Grooming is also important so that you can keep a sharp eye on the condition of your pet's coat and skin. You will have a heads up at the very first sign of any infection, wound, skin irritation or pest problem.

Trimming the fur in between your pets paw pads will lessen the amount of dirt and debris that they tend to track inside the house. You can also be aware of any injury to your pets feet, when you keep their paws neatly trimmed regularly.

Regular grooming for long haired cats is especially important as a preventative measure in the build-up of hairballs. Most cat owners are probably aware of these nasty, slimy globs of fur and saliva that get coughed up. The less loose hair on your cat - then the less hair she can ingest to regurgitate at a later time.

Keeping the rear-end of your long haired cat neat and trim will also help to minimize any of those nasty poops that can get hung up in the fur. There is nothing worse that a dangly poop, especially if your kitty is sleeping in your bed!

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The Best Grooming Scissors

My Choice Grooming Tools For Pets

As a cat breeder, I have of course a great deal of experience here. I have tried many special grooming scissors and there are some that I have found to be particularly good. I will share these with you here, with links for more in-depth information and also links to purchase them – if you would like to do that.

Detail Grooming Scissors
Detail Grooming Scissors

Detail Grooming Scissors

These Tiny Trimmers Are A Must-Have

The most handy grooming scissors that I particularly love, are the "Detail Grooming Scissors" by Eden Valley Pets. These are very small scissors at only 4 inches long - end to end. This makes them very easy to handle and very precise when trimming.

As a big plus, the tips on the scissor blades is rounded. This makes the detail grooming scissors a lot safer to use around all areas of your pet, since there is much less chance of any injury or fright from a sudden scissor prick.

Be aware that these are not an "all-over" coat scissor. Rather these tiny trimmers they are specifically designed for neatly and safely snipping around all those little places where you need to be extremely careful not to jab or prick your cat or dog with a sharp scissors point.

They come in very handy for all owners and are a boon for for owners who have their pet professionally groomed - but would like an in-between tiny trim to keep their dog's face (and rear end) neat and clean.

Round Tipped Scissors

You can find out more about these neat little by visiting the website: Eden Valley Pets

Or you can purchase them at Amazon, which is where they are sold

Detail Grooming Scissors. Small Round Tip Dog Trimmers for Clipping Around Ears, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Paws and Tail. Ball Tipped Safety Blades, Easy to Manoeuvre Size. Dogs, Cat or Any Pet.
Detail Grooming Scissors. Small Round Tip Dog Trimmers for Clipping Around Ears, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Paws and Tail. Ball Tipped Safety Blades, Easy to Manoeuvre Size. Dogs, Cat or Any Pet.

These little scissors are a great tool if you want to start grooming your dog at home, and are my first recommendation for your grooming scissors kit.

 

Video on the Detail Grooming Scissors

Here is a quick introduction to these cool little scissors, including some close-up photos so you can see more about them.

Necessary Grooming Tools For Pets - The Basic Essentials

Below are the basic tools you would need to own, to be able to groom your long haired cat or dog at home. Apart from the Detail Grooming Scissors mentioned above, I also recommend a good pair of long blade scissors, a comb with both wide and narrow teeth and a de-shedding tool.

This complete set along with the detail grooming scissors will be most helpful to keep your pet trim, tidy and clean.

The below products are all available to purchase at Amazon, where you can find lots of reviews on each product as well, to help you make a decision if you would like to buy it or not.

Conair PRO Dog Round Tip Shears, 6-Inch
Conair PRO Dog Round Tip Shears, 6-Inch

Thee basic scissors also have a rounded tip for safety and they are very popular.

 
Andis Pet 7-1/2-Inch Steel Comb (65730)
Andis Pet 7-1/2-Inch Steel Comb (65730)

A good grooming comb is a must.

This is the basic model - which covers most areas. It has both a narrow and a wide tooth end.

 
Fur-So-Fresh Groominator Dog and Cat 2in1 Deshedding Tool
Fur-So-Fresh Groominator Dog and Cat 2in1 Deshedding Tool

A useful tool to help remove those mats that our pets can sometimes find themselves wearing - especially for longhaired cats and dogs.

 
Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo, Vanilla & Almond, 16 Ounce
Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo, Vanilla & Almond, 16 Ounce

A good shampoo is a requirement and this is a great one.

All natural, it doesn't have any chemicals, dyes or other nasty stuff in it.

You can bath your pet with confidence that you are not poisoning them!

 

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for the interesting grooming tips

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      ScentsWithBling 4 years ago

      I have 5 shih tzus and I groom them myself. I will be looking at these scissors for sure.

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      HelloKittyCat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your visit, and yes I really like those scissors myself.

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      HelloKittyCat 4 years ago

      @Inndise: Hi and thank you for visiting and for leaving your comment.

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      HelloKittyCat 4 years ago

      @RomanticBedroomI: I love them too and use them a lot, since I have a number of long haired cats. They come in really handy.

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      RomanticBedroomI 4 years ago

      I bought a pair of these from Amazon and really love them. They are very small and so easy to handle. A quick snip here and there and my cat doesn't even notice I have just trimmed her backside :-)

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      Inndise 4 years ago

      A cute dog and really good to get this information. My neighbor could do with these scissors and grooming combs.i will send her this link.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great tips. I really like the look of those little detail grooming scissors, I think they will be really helpful.