Trimming your pet’s nail safely with no stress or mess is possible! With the right equipment, you can easily cut your cat’s claws. Today we’re showing you how to do just that with a video guide and full review using The Shiny Pet nail clippersFor cats!
Shiny Pet asked us to test their scissors, and we were up for the challenge!
In this guide, you’ll learn how to use Shiny Pet nail clippers with our full product breakdown. Plus, you’ll get a unique peek into how we trim Yoda’s nails at home with our video guide on how to cut cat’s nails! 🐾
Shiny Pet Nail Clippers For Cats and Small Pets
Shiny Pet nail cutters are popular pet nail clippersTheir ergonomic design is a favorite among dog and cat owners. We love the non-slip rubber handle and the sharp blades.
Small + Handy
I always say when it comes to trimming cat’s claws, the process needs to be quick and gentle.
Shiny Pet nail scissors are small and easy to use, unlike other bulky clippers. These clippers aren’t for big dogs or pets with thick nails. These clippers can be used for small dogs, birds and rabbits as well as other small pets.
Particularly: the size is perfect for maneuvering around your cat’s delicate paws and won’t get lost in your cat’s fluff.
The Shiny Pet nail scissors have a non-slip rubber grip that is perfect for cats. Buying cat nail clippers with this feature is extremely important because you want to avoid making any false movements while your cat’s nail is in between the blades.
Stainless Steel Blades
The Shiny Pet nail clippers have sharp and clean blades. The design is really simple – again, something we appreciate when taking care of Yoda.
Semi-circular Angled Blades
A semi-circular angled blade This increases visibility and ensures a clean cut. So far, they haven’t split Yoda’s nails! We were only able to test them for about 1-2 weeks. Therefore, we are still waiting on how they will hold up over the next 3+ months.
TIP: Use clippers with the angle facing inward toward your cat’s paw – not away.
According to Shiny Pet’s Amazon listing, these clippers are “made with recycled plastic” which, turns out, is not entirely true. We made sure we checked with the seller!
The clippers are made with ABS plastic – the same plastic that Lego uses. It is safer than PVC and BPA-free. However…
The plastic used to make the clippers is 100% recyclable, but it is not made of recycled plastic (i.e. Recycled water bottles, etc. These clippers can also be made in China.
They are also. Really eco-friendly? We’re not that sure. As with many other products, just because it can be recycled, doesn’t mean it 100% will be.
We think Shiny Pet can do better by being more transparent with customers.
Bottom line: If it isn’t made with recycled plastic – but is just recyclable – that makes a world of difference!
These pet nail clippers don’t have any extra features or frills. Affordable at only $10. That price coincides with many of their competitor nail clippers but overall, we feel you’re definitely making a risk-free choice when it comes to Shiny Pet’s nail clippers.
Lifetime Money-Back Guarantee
Your purchase is completely risk-free, as I said. If ever the Shiny Pet nail clippers don’t work out for you and your pets, just let the Shiny Pet team know. They’d love to hear your feedback!
Buy a Book and Get an E-Book Free!
One of Shiny Pet’s favorited features for first-time cat owners is that your purchase comes with a free “how to” e-book. So if you’re really unsure about trimming your cat’s nails, they have made their own guide free for you to use.
Shiny Pet is a popular brand for nail clippers – and when it comes to your pet’s safety – popular is a great sign!!
Yoda We always check reviewsBefore purchasing a product.
Here’s a simple checklist of what we tend to look for:
- Secure and safe design
- Simple and reliable
- Eco-friendly, well-thought out
- Hundreds of positive testimonies (that aren’t bought reviews)
- A trusted, transparent brand
Shiny Pet has done a great job so far in providing the best service for their customers. With over 750+ reviews (and counting) with an overall rating of roughly 4.7/5, it’s safe to say Many dog and cat owners love these clippers.
How to Use Shiny Pet Nailclippers (with Video)
Now it’s time to dive into our own video walk-through on how to cut your cat’s nails using the Shiny Pet nail clippers!
1. Comfortable cat care
Yoda, as you can see in this video, is quite used to having his nails trimmed. He sits on my lap and doesn’t move too much. If he gets agitated, I always make sure to let him down so he doesn’t feel trapped.
Adjust your cat if he is uncomfortable. Remember, you don’t have to do all the paws in one sitting!
2. Identifying the “quick”
The quick of the nail is where all your cat’s sensitive nerves and blood vessels are located.
You can cause the nail to bleed if you cut too far back. It’s the same when we cut our nails too far back and it’s really sore!
You can stop bleeding (accidents do occur) by having your styptic powder nearby. When I was growing-up, my family used this on our 12 cats, 3 dogs, & bunnies.
3. Clip nails, one at a time
To identify any stray nails, check each nail on the paw. The very pointy bit of your cat’s nail is where you want to trim.
Be gentle and quick when trimming nails. By doing so, you’ll greatly reduce any pressure on the nail during clipping!
4. Repeat approximately every 10-14 days
I forgot to mention this in the video, but generally speaking, you can trim your cat’s claws every 1-2 weeks or 10-14 days. Just adapt to your cat’s needs!
Most of the time, thanks to Yoda’s scratching postsHis nails don’t need to be cut.Every two weeks, approximately.
You might see something similar with your cat – Yoda has a particular nail that always grows very sharp, while others remain bunted or smooth at the ends.
If I forget to trim Yoda’s claws, it only takes a round of playtime for me to realize, “Ooh! That claw needs trimming.”
5. Reward good behavior with treats & cuddles!
If you’re a first-time cat owner, or if you’re training your cat to not hate nail trimming time, you’ll definitely need to reward your cat after every claw cutting session.
Yoda usually gets a kiss, a treat, and a “good boy!”
A great way to instill calm and positive behavior in your cat is to associate positive rewards with good behaviour. It’s worth being patient at the beginning if it means no hassle every time you get the clippers out! Be gentle, and be kind. 🙂
How to Clean the Shiny Pet Nail Clippers (& Other Clippers)
Like everything else, if you take care of it, it tends not to last as long.
The same is true for cat nail scissors! Even though they are sharp and clean, most cat nail scissors will eventually rust. Clippers that are not maintained properly can become dull, rusty, and can harbor a lot of bacteria.
Use of dirty clippers can lead to nail infection, fungus, and other serious problems for your cat. This is especially true if you only have one pair of nail clippers for multiple pets.
To Keep your clippers cleanAfter soaking them, disinfect the blades with a disinfectant. (We use natural white vinegar, baking soda, and other disinfectants).
Let them soak for at least 15-20 minutes. Then rinse and dry them with a towel. Store them in a clean, dry area until they’re ready for their next trimming session.