When Old Man River started sticking to the furniture, I looked and I looked but I couldn’t find anyone that sold the green handled nail clippers we use in the hospital to do cat and small dog nails, so I found ones that looked sturdy and ordered them.
Why these ones? They are cheep and looked like they wouldn’t pinch me. There were other clipper options in hospital, but I always used the green handled ones because they didn’t get stuck on my thumb or pinch my fingers when I used them. When using these little clippers, that is always a risk you take. This is probably something you should play with in person at a pet store to see which work with your fingers before you get frustrated by pinched fingers and trapped thumbs.
Luckily, this kind of clipper felt good and worked good for me. The proof is below when I tried my first ever ‘Cat Nail Trim’ video. It really sucked as an instructional video, but I think it will be happy here showing you this clippers in action.
It will also show you that patience will win if you keep trying. All cat’s can become as relaxed as River in this movie. Even if they start out like Cooper who wouldn’t even let me touch his back when he first came. One at a time. We will conquer.