Best Pet Grooming Clippers

All fur babies deserve a good grooming session, whether it’s trimming their overgrown fur or clipping their nails. There are many tools to help keep your pets in tip-top shape right at home. Read more…

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Best Pet Grooming Clipper

Wahl KM-SS
4.1 from 11 reviews

This pet hair clipper from Wahl comes with a 3m long cord, a #10 blade attached and is suitable for full body fur trimming.

Fan cooled motor
Various blade sizes
Only 1 speed setting
Can heat up quickly
2nd Best Pet Grooming Clipper
FURminator Cat deShedding Tool

FURminator Cat deShedding Tool

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4.5 from 8 reviews

FURminator’s Cat deShedding Tool helps strip your pet’s fur of the dead undercoat without affecting the topcoat to decrease hairball formations and keep your pet feeling clean and healthy.

Reduces shedding and hairballs in cats
Effortless manoeuvring
Made with durable stainless steel
Easy to clean
Wahl KM-2 Two Speed Rotary Motor

Give your pets the grooming session they deserve with this 2-speed animal clipper that is suitable for all-around pet trimming. It stays cool for longer with an inbuilt cooling fan and can be kept durable with the provided blade oil.

3m long cord for easy manoeuvring
2 speed options
Sharp high carbon steel blade
Fan cooled motor to avoid overheating
Wahl Show Pro WA9265
2.5 from 21 reviews

With a patented electromagnetic shunt motor, these clippers from Wahl have powerful clipping capabilities and high carbon steel blades for sharp precision.

Refuresh Large Dog Short/Medium Hair Deshedding Tool

Latest review: This works a treat, we have tried other deshedding brushes but didn't get the same results. My dog suffers anxiety but was ok when using this brush. Also helps with looking fresh and

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ALDI Visage Pet Grooming Kit

ALDI Visage Pet Grooming Kit

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2.6 from 10 reviews

Latest review: Were can get purple clip was best for my pomarian malteese only need one item cause got lost is there any possible chance of getting purple clip verry happy with

Oster A6 Three Speed
4.0 from 4 reviews

Latest review: First set of Oster clippers lasted over 15 years, our second pair bought from CLIPPERLAND on 2021-12-10, absolutely excellent price, best I could get any where in Australia, super fast postage 2

Dremel Pet Nail Grooming Kit

Latest review: Pros: 1. Less traumatic than clippers 2. Easy to use 3. Safe 4. Quiet Cons: 1. Battery pack 2. Nail guide restrictive for bigger dogs We have been using dremels for years on dog nails, but the

Wahl Figura Clipper WA8868-012

Latest review: These clippers are brilliant. Power through my dogs super thick coat like a hot knife through butter. Also reasonably quiet which is perfect for dogs that don't like the noise. Highly

Shernbao Pet Clipper PGC-560

Designed to be quiet to ensure your pet’s comfort, Shernbao’s smart, adjustable clippers also contain a patented cooling-blade technology that keeps your pets looking chic and feeling relaxed.

Wahl Bravmini+
3.7 from 3 reviews

Latest review: I had to send my clippers to the head office for service. After the first service where the repairer failed to identify the issue properly I had to lodge a number of complaints most of which weren’t e

Heiniger Opal Cordless Battery Clipper

Latest review: Quite disappointed with the Heiniger Opal. Bought last July 2021, the 2 speed is just annoying when grooming as the high speed is sufficient and something else to manage when turning it on . Also,

Qurui Dog Clipper Pro Heavy Duty

Latest review: Have tried to get used these to cut my cavoodle hair instead burnt her hair and didn’t really cut but take chuncks. Rather pay the money for more expensive grooming t

Kmart Anko Pet Hair Cordless Clippers

Latest review: Budget $32 Anko cordless pet hair clippers worked a treat on first use. Light, manoeuvrable to get into the tight areas around the face, ears and privates. The battery lasted 1:30 hrs for a thick

Andis EasyClip Whisper
1.4 from 8 reviews

Latest review: I bought mine around 18 months ago and although it did clip, it didn't clip very well, it left the coat messy with an uneven look. After using it 5 times it completely stopped working and will not

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Wahl KM Cordless Clipper
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Dremel PawControl 7760-PGK

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Oster Powerpro Ultra Cordless Clipper w/ Size 10 Blade Kit

Latest review: I use the clipper on my dogs weekly. Within less than a month, the battery died and won't charge so I got a replacement. The replacement battery still works but it tends to run our of juice quicker

Wahl Pet Pocket Pro WA9961-801

Latest review: I thought this would be perfect for in between expensive grooming for my Maltese private area. I opened it & put the battery in as per instructions & it started immediately. Turned it off to get

Pawever Pets Electric Nail File

Latest review: I've literally used this 5 times on my whippet, barely grinding any nail in order to get my dog used to it and the grinding wheel is already showing signs of wear. Definitely worth the $19 I paid for

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Yorkshire terrier getting trimmed

Is pet grooming important?

Regular grooming is important in keeping your pets well-maintained, looking great and feeling healthy. There are many dogs and cat breeds prone to painful matting or skin problems if they are not brushed, trimmed and properly taken care of. Certain long-haired and double-coated breeds, such as Shih Tzus and Pomeranians for dogs and Persians and Maine Coons for cats, greatly benefit from frequent grooming.

While cats don’t need their fur to be trimmed, regular brushing or the use of a de-shedding tool can be useful in avoiding hairballs, keeping hair from shedding around the house and for general appearance and upkeep.

Both cats and dogs’ nails should be clipped regularly so that they sit at a comfortable length for your pets (and to avoid them from trimming their own nails via the new sofa). Not only is it great for your pets’ health, but grooming is also a lovely way to bond with them.

The difference between pet hair clippers and human hair clippers

While human hair clippers and pet hair clippers may look the same, they are built for different purposes and have a lot of differences.

Dog fur is a lot thicker and tougher than human hair, therefore, dog grooming clippers have more powerful blades and a faster motor.

Pet clippers aim to be quieter than human clippers in order to not startle or scare pets who are more sensitive to loud noises. Similarly, cooling elements may be added to pet clippers to avoid overheating since pets can be more sensitive to heat. Because of these considerations, they are usually more expensive than human hair clippers.

The difference between pet hair clippers and pet hair trimmers is that the clippers are used on long hair found around the body and trimmers are more suitable for very short hair found on the paws, ears, muzzle and other areas. Hair clippers can come with different sized blades which can be suitable for close-trimming as well.

Cat and dog nail clippers

Like humans, both cats and dogs can benefit from having their nails trimmed periodically.

You can tell if your cat’s nails are too long when their nails start catching on carpets and rugs or when they are visible, even while your cat is sitting in a resting position. You may also notice that they begin scratching at the furniture more, which is a good indication that they may require a trim.

Dogs, similarly, can benefit from regular nail trimming. If their nails grow too long, they can break, curl into the pad and lead to infection or affect the way your dog walks.

The best way to tackle this is by going slowly, being patient with your pet and making it a pleasurable experience by rewarding them with treats and verbal praise.

You can also prep them a few days beforehand by getting them accustomed to having their paws touched and reinforcing this positively with treats and praise.

When cutting a cat or dog’s nails, be very careful to avoid the quick. The quick is the pink part stemming from the base of the nail where the nerves and blood vessels are. Cut only the white parts of the nail, leaving a few millimetres between this and the quick. It’s always better to be cautious than to accidentally hurt your pet.

Cat's nail showing the quick

Features to look for in a pet hair clipper

Blade material

Pet hair clippers usually come in two materials: stainless steel and ceramic, both with their own pros and cons.

Stainless steel won’t rust when it comes into contact with the moisture in your pet’s coat. They also come in a larger range of blade sizes. However, because it's a good conductor of heat, it will need a blade cooler in the form of an inbuilt fan or cooling oil and you should take short breaks in-between grooming to avoid the clipper from overheating. Blades made of stainless steel tend to get blunt quicker than ceramic blades.

Ceramic blades tend to stay much cooler for longer and remain sharper than stainless steel, making them the more expensive option. They can be more fragile than stainless steel and expensive to replace regularly.

Blade size

Blade sizes usually range from 3-50, with the higher numbers providing the closest shave and the lower numbers leaving more hair on the body. For example, a number 3 would leave about 1.27 cm of hair and a number 30 would leave 0.5mm of hair.

Generally, good blade sizes to use on your dogs include a 15 for the feet and pads, a 10 for the inner ears and belly and a 3 or 4 for the coat. This may vary depending on the breed of your dog and the brand of clippers you buy.

Some sizes may have the letter 'F' after them (aka 7 vs 7F). The ‘F’ feature gives a short, textured effect whereas the 7 will provide a smooth finish.

Motor speed

The motor speed of clippers are measured in strokes per minute (SPM) and the higher the number of strokes, the quicker the motor can move through your pet’s coat. This can be especially useful if your pet has thick, matted fur that has to be removed.

However, if your pet has lighter fur and this isn’t a useful feature, then it’s best to avoid a clipper with a high SPM as this can lead to it overheating quicker.

Many brands offer pet hair clippers with variable speeds to accommodate your pet’s growing coat or for use on multiple different pets.

Battery power

In terms of how your clippers are powered, you have two options: mains-operated or cordless battery-operated. The latter is more versatile as it's easily portable and you are not restricted by the length of the cord. However, battery-life tends to deplete with persistent use and a clipper using a mains connection may be more reliable in the long-run.

It’s useful to consider the battery life of your clippers as it could be annoying to have one shut down on you mid-shave. In addition, paying attention to recharge times can be important depending on how often you’ll be using them.

Noise level

A point of contention for many users may be the noise that pet clippers tend to make which makes them ultimately useless for skittish pets. Clippers on the quieter end can not only be more comfortable for you and your housemates but also for your pet. There are many ‘silent’ dog clippers on the market for anxious dogs to make grooming a smoother proces for them.

Pet grooming kit

If grooming is required regularly for your dog, it may be beneficial to buy a dog grooming kit to save on buying individual products. Kits vary and may include dog hair clippers, dog shampoo, colour coded guide combs, grooming scissors, a pet comb, pet nail clippers, a cleaning brush and lubricating oils. Oils can be applied to the blades to help keep them cooler and sharper for longer.

Comfortable weight and grip

Since you’ll be using this product regularly, it’s a good idea to check the weight and grip of the clippers to see if it’s comfortable and easy to handle. Getting the right fit is essential in avoiding accidents and slips.

You can see the reviews on our website today to help you decide which pet grooming clippers to buy.