Goldendoodles can be extremely energetic and playful. Chloe is definitely one of them. I like to think that her dad and I keep her pretty active; we frequently take her on long walks around the neighborhood, we go hiking, we play frisbee with her everyday, and she even loves to go paddleboarding!
I’m sensing a pattern here: her feet literally allow her to do all these fun things.
Think about your favorite physical activity. (Mine is rock climbing.) Now…imagine doing that activity with long nails. Doesn’t sound too pleasant, does it? You’d probably feel some pain or discomfort while trying to play. Then, you clip your nails and everything is better!
So if you know you would feel discomfort because of long nails, you can bet that your pets would also feel discomfort with long nails. (Not to mention having four feet…aye!)
A natural way to help your pets’ nails stay short is to allow them to walk on concrete sidewalks/streets frequently. However, if this isn’t practical for you for whatever reason, it’s really important to have a pair of the best dog nail clippers in your grooming toolbox.
Best Dog Nail Clippers by Epica
Rated 4.5 stars with over 2350 reviews on Amazon, the Epica Pet Nail Clipper is hailed by many pet owners and professional groomers alike as one of the best dog nail clippers on the market. It was because of this social proof that I decided to order the nail clippers for myself to try out on Chloe.
Check out our unboxing video of the nail clipper below to see our first impressions of it.
Nail Clipper Features
The nail clipper is highly-rated due to a number of features.
First is it’s ergonomically-designed handle. Many users of the Epica Pet Nail Clipper have commented on the handle being very comfortable to use, even after trimming the nails of several dogs in a row. After using it on Chloe, I personally agree wholeheartedly. It doesn’t hurt my hands because of the soft, rubber padded handles. At the same time, the rubber pads ensure that the nail clipper doesn’t slip from my hand during clipping. Finally, the shape of the handles allow me to maximize hand strength to ensure a quick, clean cut.
Speaking of clean cuts, one of the essential features of any good pet nail clipper is the ability to deliver just that. Remember, it’s always a difficult time for any dog when their nails are being clipped. Simply put, they do not like it, and Chloe is no different. With the Epica nail clipper, however, users have been happy with its stainless steel construction because the blades stay sharp. After using the nail clippers, the cut is indeed very clean and leaves no ragged edges. And because the nail clippers allow the pet owner or groomer to complete the task quickly, the level of stress for both the groomer and the dog decreases dramatically.
The Epica Pet Nail Clipper also features a safety lock. This is a great feature to have when storing the clipper to avoid accidents by concealing the sharp blade edges. This decreases the chances of accidentally cutting yourself when reaching for it. It also protects the blades from getting dull during storage. And what’s great about the lock is that it’s also made of metal, unlike other clippers where the safety lock is made of plastic. This means you can store the clipper when not in use and not have to worry about the safety lock disengaging and potentially the kids or pets getting cut by it.
I was unsure of what this feature was in the unboxing video as seen above, but the Epica nail clippers also feature a safety guard, which helps the user to gauge the right length to cut. This will help to avoid cutting into your dog’s quick which leads to bleeding, and maybe even the loss of trust from your dog. (If this happens, it pays to have some kwik stop in your arsenal.)
Just like with human nails, it is ideal to trim your doodle’s nails at least once a month to maintain a proper length. But, be careful to not clip them too short as this may cause your dog to bleed. The best way to avoid this problem, though, is to use the best dog nail clippers out there, the Epica Pet Nail Clipper 🙂