Deciding on dog grooming clippers

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When deciding on which dog clippers to purchase, it is important that you consider both your needs and your pet’s needs. If you buy clippers that you are not comfortable using, then your dog will also be uncomfortable while you are grooming him. With that in mind, here are some questions you should answer before selecting dog clippers for your pooch.

  • How often will I be grooming Fido? – If you’re only going to be trimming your pet once or twice between visits to a professional groomer, you won’t need a very expensive multi-speed clipper with lots of features. Also, if you are the only person grooming your pet, it might be in your best interest to invest in a professional clipper.
  • How long is Fido’s hair? – Clippers with a single speed usually are not cut out for cutting shaggy or thick hair, whereas a single speed clipper is perfect for dogs with short and thin hair.
  • How good am I at cutting hair? – If you are a skilled pet barber, then you need not worry about how frequently you will be cutting your dog’s hair. However, many people underestimate how difficult and time consuming it is to cut a dog’s hair. Dog hair clippers are known to overheat. If this is a problem for you, then invest in clippers that have cool running unit.
  • How easy is will these clippers be to maintain? – In order to keep your clippers in good condition, you’ll have to keep the blades oiled and sharpened. Ceramic blades have the added bonus of never rusting.

After you’ve asked yourself these questions, you should be ready to select a pair of clippers for your pet. If you are still unsure, consult with your professional groomer and veterinarian.

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