Where do you find the best cat claw clippers? In someone else’s hand. Preferably with you in another room, or better yet across the road and far away.
In all seriousness, this is a job that has to be done, not only for the sake of your skin and your furniture but also for the health of your little kitty friend’s paws. Many cat owners neglect to take care of this necessary job, for fear of their life. Fair enough, too. An angry cat is a dangerous thing, but sometimes you just have to arm yourself and prepare for battle.
At a Glance
- What: Resco Deluxe Dog & Cat Claw Clippers
- Who: Resco Pet Products – making quality pet products since 1937
- Price: Variable, depending on where you buy. Best price: Amazon
- Does Sparrow Approve? He’s as tolerant as he can be
A Brief History Lesson
The Tecla company has been around since 1897, their main business being wireless radio receivers and transmitters. The company almost went down with the depression, but they survived and evolved into an experimental tool building shop. In this form, Tecla invented the first guillotine style dog nail trimmer and marketed it under the name ‘Resco’. Then World War II happened (seriously, how much can one company go through?) and Tecla’s focus shifted to the war effort.
Years later, with the war over, Tecla concentrated on creating a full line of quality pet products. Tecla’s commitment to superior craftsmanship allowed the company to carve a niche with professional groomers and animal handlers, who sought out Resco Pet Products as their standard tools of the trade.
What’s The Best Way to Clip a Cat’s Claws?
Quickly, and with little fuss. Here’s a quick how and why guide to clipping your cat’s claws that you should check out before you even think about it. Your cat has weapons, so you need to make sure you have a clear idea of what you’re going to do before you start doing it. You also need to make sure you have the right tools. Sure, you could use your own nail clippers – but chances are they’re not sharp enough and they’re definitely not the right shape. You could end up doing more harm than good, and we all know that a harmed cat is not good.
Resco’s entire existence is based on the fact that they invented the guillotine style nail clipper. Invented it! In 1937! These clippers are still made in the USA – in fact, they’re the last American made nail trimmers. Resco’s clippers are made of hardened steel and use micro-honed blades to give a clean cut with so little fuss, your cat won’t even know what’s going on.
What’s Good About it?
Resco’s unique design and commitment to quality materials and manufacturing really set these clippers apart from the rest. The guillotine style is easy to hold, makes it easy to see your cat’s claws and makes a clean cut with minimal effort. They have a non-slip grip so you can focus on holding the wiggly kitty, not the clippers. These clippers come in a range of cool colours and different sizes for all different sizes of pets (the tiny ones are best for cats). The best part? All of Resco’s nail trimmers feature their patented replaceable blade, so you can replace the blade at a fraction of the cost of a whole new clipper. Resco Pet Products are used and recommended by vets and groomers worldwide and all of their products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
If you’re used to clipping your cat’s claws with a scissor style clipper, this can take a little getting used to. If you’re not used to clipping your cat’s claws at all it can take a little getting used to, and really, the whole concept is going to take a little getting used to, for both you and your cat. Resco’s high quality, American manufacturing does also mean a higher price tag, but as a once-in-your-cat’s-lifetime purchase AND with a replaceable blade, this is great value for money.
Does Sparrow Approve?
Sparrow doesn’t get much of a choice in the matter – if he had his way he would lovingly hold me in his claws and shred me from head to toe every chance he got. Fortunately for both of us, I’m the bigger creature here and the adult in this family, so I say yes. I’ve tried a few different nail trimmers over the years of living with a cat and this one is definitely my favourite. I’m also going to say it’s Sparrow’s favourite because it gets the job done before he even realises it’s being done.
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