7 Best Nail Clippers For Bengal Cats

I’d say a nail clipper is one of the essentials in the list of Bengal cat accessories,.

Being active is one of the signature and instinctive traits of a Bengal Cat. Their activeness is one of the major reasons you should pay close attention to trimming your Bengal cat’s nails.

But why is that so?

Considering the hyperactive nature of your Bengal Cat, if its nails aren’t trimmed, it can end up causing a mess.

Your furniture can get scratched, your shiny new sofa can get ripped apart or these nails can end up hurting you.

But the worst of it all:

Your cat can potentially develop a plethora of nail-related problems.

This is exactly where I come in.

So without further ado, here are my picks for the 7 Best Nail Clippers For Bengal Cats.

The best nail clippers for Bengal cats

ProductDesign and BuildPerformance and Ease of use
 
Shiny Pet Nail Clipper Excellent build quality
Industry leading
Pet Republique Professional Cat Nail Clippers Aside from a few things, excellentExcellent
Safari Professional Nail Trimmer Excellent for medium to large catsExcellent
Boshel Cat Nail Clippers Really good but not excellentReally good
Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper A little Stiffer but really goodReally good
Fur Goodness Sake Small Cat Nail Clippers Really good
Really good
Whisker Wishes Veterinarian Grade Pet Clippers Satisfactory
Satisfactory

In this article, I’ll be reviewing all of these nail clippers and presenting their pros and cons.

Also, if you want to know my picks for other products like best Bengal cat shampoo, best treats for Bengal cats, or best litter box for Bengal cats, then head on to my Bengal cat owner checklist.

1. Shiny Pet Nail Clipper

 

My top pick for the best nail clipper that you can possibly buy for your Bengal Cat is Pet Nail Clippers by Shiny Pet.

You might be wondering:

But why Shiny Pet?

Hear me out on this one.

When you look at all the other nail clippers on the market, you’ll undoubtedly find several that seemingly look better on paper.

But when you consider those nail clippers not as individual parts but as a coherent product, I can guarantee you aren’t going to find a better deal than the Shiny Pet Nail Clipper.

Shiny Pet Nail Clippers are as simple as they come.

The blades on these nail clippers are made from stainless steel providing the necessary sharpness and protection from elemental damage such as rust.

The handle is also carefully designed to be ergonomic as well as sturdy while being grippy.

Perhaps the thing that gives these clippers the edge over other brands is its price which makes it an excellent value for your money.

And the thing I like the most about these clippers:

The handle is made from 100% recycled plastic, meaning that it not only makes your pet’s nails furniture-friendly but is itself environment-friendly.

PROS

  • Stainless Steel blades are razor sharp and will continue to be for years to come
  • Ergonomically designed handle makes using these clippers a breeze
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Amazing value proposition
  • Eco-friendly

CONS

  • The angled bade requires some getting used to

2. Pet Republique Professional Cat Nail Clippers

 

The number two spot on this list goes to Pet Republique Professional Cat Nail Clippers.

Pet Republique nail clippers are best known for their extremely precise and clean cut.

The blade on these clippers is an industry grade stainless steel that is incredibly sharp besides guaranteeing years upon years of use without being affected by the elements.

Talking about sharp nail clippers:

They’re not always safe, right?

So here is what Pet Republique did:

  • They designed the handle of these clippers to fit into your palm effortlessly
  • The handle is also very grippy, further ensuring that you don’t drop the clippers while your cat is sitting there waiting for this ordeal to finish

I know you are afraid of accidentally clipping your cat’s nail too deep.

Everyone is.

Pet Republique Nail clippers come with a safety guard.

The safety guard ensures that you only cut what you are supposed to and not the other way around.

Lastly, and this is my favorite thing about these clippers, Pet Republique donates 15% of its profits to American Animal Rescue Society.

PROS

  • Extremely sharp and rust proof stainless steel blades
  • Provides a precise and clean cut
  • A safety guard prevents accidental damage to the quick of your cat
  • Affordable compared to other pricier alternatives
  • Ergonomic and grippy handle

CONS

  • Only a 4-year warranty is a deal breaker for some people
  • There is a small learning curve to trimming with angled blades

3. Safari Professional Nail Trimmer

 

If you have a slight familiarity with professional pet grooming products, you undoubtedly have heard about Safari’s professional grooming products.

The one we are interested in is Safari Professional Nail Trimmer.

So here is what’s really cool about it:

This is one of those products that work just as well for Bengal cats as they work for dogs. In fact, it is said that Bengal cats have more of a dog-like personality. Don’t believe me? Check out our article on introducing Bengals to other animals.

Anyhow, the professional cat nail trimmer is perfectly suitable for your Bengal Cat owing to a number of excellent quality components packed in a modern form.

The blades on this trimmer are made from stainless steel ensuring that the trimmer doesn’t lose its edge after repeated use and stays just as sharp.

The handle is also a similar story.

No, not in the sense that it will cut your hands because that will be Cat-astrophic but in the sense that it is designed with the same diligence as the blades.

That means the handle is ergonomic, provides good grip, and is sturdy.

To top it all:

Safari was careful enough to include a safety stop to prevent you from cutting into the quick (the skin under the nail) of your feline.

PROS

  • Excellent all-around build quality
  • Blades are made from stainless steel making them super durable and plenty sharp
  • The handle is made from dense plastic and is both ergonomic and grippy
  • The inclusion of a safety gap ensures your cut doesn’t get hurt during trimming

CONS

  • Pricier compared to some of the competition
  • Not suitable for extra small cats

4. Boshel Cat Nail Clipper

 

Boshel is quite a well-known brand when it comes to pet grooming and now, I finally know why.

The Boshel Cat Nail Clipper is number 4 on our list of Best Nail Clippers for a reason or quite a few; if I am being honest.

So let me start by saying this:

If you have a small Bengal Cat, look no further.

The first reason as to why you shouldn’t look any further has to do with this clipper’s design.

The Boshel Cat Nail Clipper is designed more like a safety scissor than a nail clipper, which, counter-intuitively, is a lot more practical.

This design makes maneuverability easy, and we both know that comes in handy when you are dealing with a hyperactive furball.

Shifting my focus away from the handle for a second, the stainless steel blades are here to save your day with their sharpness and durability.

PROS

  • Angled, stainless steel blades makes trimming a piece of cake
  • Easy to use and hold thanks to a crafty design
  • Perfect for people who have small pets
  • Probably the best warranty policy on the market

CONS

  • No safety guard, so you have to be extra careful when using this clipper
  • Only suitable for smaller pets
  • A bit pricey compared to the competition

5. Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper

 

Epica Nail Clippers are made for professionals and average Joes like you and me.

Their #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper is designed to meet all your needs, no matter how wild or docile your cat is.

But how can professionals and average Joes like me trim with the same efficiency?

This is how:

  • It all starts with a tried and tested rubberized, Plier-like design, making the Clippers easy to use
  • Adding to this easy to use nature, are the extra sharp stainless steel blades which are as sturdy in real life as they are sound on paper
  • Safety lock prevents you from unintentionally hurting your cat

All of the above-mentioned qualities make Epica #1 a worthy contender for your hard earned cash.

PROS

  • Stainless steel blades are plenty sharp for trimming even the hardest of toenails
  • Easy to use and hold owing to the well designed plier-like structure
  • A Safety lock is a Godsend for people with playful cats
  • Affordable
  • Lifetime warranty is a huge plus

CONS

  • No luck for owners of smaller cats
  • The Clippers are a little stiff to use

6. Fur Goodness Sake Small Cat Nail Clippers

 

The only thing I love more than this company’s name is their product and mind you; I love their name.

These nail clippers are awesome no matter how you look at them.

From their stainless steel blades that guarantee precise and effortless cuts to the ergonomic plier-like design, everything about these clippers exudes quality.

Talking about the handle, we have a non-slip handle with an extra long grip making these clippers ideal for both small and large hands.

Here is where it gets really interesting:

Although a small company, Fur Goodness Sake has thousands of customers who vow to the quality of their clippers.

The Clippers also come with a safety lock technology so you can rest assured that they won’t do any accidental damage to your pretty Bengal.

PROS

  • Stainless steel blades are sharp enough to cut through the hardest of nails
  • The plier-like design has proven to be a recipe for success
  • Non-slip handles with extra long grips
  • Offers amazing value for your money
  • Industry-leading safety lock technology

CONS

  • Only available for smaller pets; a bummer I know

7. Whisker Wishes Veterinarian Grade Pet Clippers

 

Ah, another company with a name closer to my heart.

Whisker Wishes; the name aptly summarizes these clippers.

There is a number of reasons as to why the Whisker Wishes Veterinarian Grade Pet Clippers finds the last place on this list and not something higher.

The biggest reason of them all is:

It costs more than it offers.

This is the only reason why such a good product ranks lower on this list.

Otherwise, it delivers everything that other brands offer, like curved tip stainless steel blades.

Talking about the blades, the blades on this thing are extremely sharp as well as treated against rust and other annoyances.

Moving down to the handle, the scissor-like design coupled with a rubberized finish provides just the right amount of grip you need to hold your clippers in place while fighting a losing battle against your cat (They always win!).

PROS

  • Thoughtfully designed
  • The rubberized finish makes the Clippers easier to grip and use
  • Sharp stainless steel blades cut precisely and effortlessly
  • Perfect for both lefties and righties

CONS

  • These clippers cost more than they should
  • People with large hands will find them a tad bit tiny
  • No safety lock

So that was our list of the 7 Best Nail Clippers for your Bengal Cats, but your work isn’t done here.

Should You Really Cut Your Bengal Cat’s Nails?

This question, though an often repeated one, stills needs to be answered.

Some people advise against cutting your cat’s nails and are such avid preachers of this idea that one gets overwhelmed.

Don’t get fooled by any of their play on words.

The Bengal Cats are meticulous groomers.

If you won’t cut their nails, they would find a way to trim them, and believe me when I say this:

You are not going to like their method.

Here is what you should really keep in mind:

There is no side-effect to cutting your Bengal Cat’s nails.

This not only protects your furniture from getting scratched but also keeps you safe from those fits of furious rages that your cat is known for.

De-Clawing vs Clipping The Nails

De-clawing has been clinically proven to be harmful to cats but many people still practice it to this day.

De-clawing includes removing a part of your cat’s claw which, if you haven’t already guessed, is pretty bad for your cat.

By de-clawing your cat, you essentially mutilate it and put your cat at risk of several diseases.

So let’s close this matter once and for all:

Always clip your cat’s nails and never de-claw.

The Proper Method To Cut Your Bengal Cat’s Nails

Now that you’ve chosen a pet nail clipper, let me show you how to cut the nails in a fashion that not only simplifies the process for you but also makes it painless for your cat.

So here is what you’ll be needing:

  • A cat (this is absolutely necessary for this whole thing to work)
  • Baby Oil
  • A clipper
  • Something to stop the bleeding in case anything goes wrong
  • And a little patience

Firstly, you’ll need to find a perfect time and place to do the clipping.

But before attempting to clip your cat’s nails, be sure that your cat knows that it is safe for it and the thing you are going to do won’t cause it any pain.

So the question is:

How can you make your cat trust this procedure?

Well, it’s all a matter of training your cat.

Start to train your cat at-least a week before you are actually going to clip its nails. To train it, gently press her paw and rub it, followed by gently pressing the pads on its claw to reveal the nails.

Doing this repeatedly and for several days will ensure that your cat knows this is nothing more than a routine activity and there is no need for it to be defensive.

Now, onto the actual process.

Ideally, you should always do this when your cat is in a calm and peaceful mood.

After meals and the middle of the day when your cat is sleepy are perfect times for doing this.

Be sure to do this at a place where there is little to no action happening or else your cat will try to get away.

Now comes the moment of truth:

Gently lift the paw of your cat and massage for a few seconds before pressing on the pad.

Pressing the pad extends the nail so you can apply baby oil on it.

Applying baby oil will make the pink part of your cat’s nail more visible.

This pink part is called the quick and is the area where blood vessels and nerves reside.

You never, I repeat, never cut into the quick.

This will cause your cat pain and it will most probably result in bleeding.

So be careful and don’t forget to apply the baby oil.

Once done, take your clippers and gently cut the white part of the nail and be sure to stop well before the Quick.

Do this for all nails and you’ll have a paw-fect cat who happens to be safe for your furniture.

When Should You Cut Your Bengal’s Nails?

Normally your Bengal Cat’s nails need trimming every two weeks.

Of course, not all cats’ nails grow at the same rate. So, it’s better to keep an eye on those nails.

Things You Shouldn’t do

There are some things that you absolutely shouldn’t do while trying to clip your cat’s nails.

First and foremost:

You should never force your cat to comply.

If your cat is resisting, you should always back off and not force it to comply.

This is an important thing for you to consider as it can be a sign that there might be something wrong here other than your cat’s mood.

How to make sure that your cat doesn’t scratch up your furniture?

It is no secret that cats love scratching.

For cats, scratching is much more than a sudden urge to mess up your furniture for no good reason. Seriously, check out our article on “Do Bengal Cats Destroy Furniture” and you’ll know.

Scratching is a natural instinct for cats and just like jumping and meowing.

So you need to understand this:

Cats don’t scratch for fun.

They scratch for a whole host of reasons including:

  • Sharpening their claws
  • Marking their territory to warn other cats or pets
  • Exercising their limbs

So scratching might be an instinctive behavior for your cat but is absolutely not pleasant for you.

So here are a few ways how you can keep your cat from scratching your furniture.

1. Regularly clip your cat’s nails

This is really self-explanatory.

If you want to prevent your cat from attacking your furniture, take away its weapons.

What I mean is:

Clip your cat’s nails every two weeks, so it can’t ruin your furniture.

Regularly clipping your cat’s nails is not only beneficial for your household, but it also protects you (true story, don’t ask about it).

2. Toys, toys and more toys

Have I said this before:

Bengal Cats love to play with toys.

Well, it doesn’t matter if I have or haven’t.

The only thing that matters is for you to realize that your Bengal probably needs more toys than you currently have and not because they love to play.

If you want your Bengal to stop scratching up your furniture, you have to provide it with an alternative and toys are one of the best options you’ve got.

Buy as many as you can, and whenever your cat starts scratching up stuff, distract it with a toy.

Don’t worry if you can’t buy more (Bengal cats aren’t brand conscious), you can always make your own.

Just be sure to get them the kind of toys that challenge them because they love to play with something that it hasn’t already figured out and your cat will be scratching that up in no time at all.

3. Buy a scratching post

Another handy alternative to bringing in more toys is to buy a few scratching posts for your cat.

There are many types of scratching posts available in the market, ranging from posts that have a carpet like texture to a hard texture resembling tree bark.

Be sure to get a post with a hard texture that resembles a texture close to the texture of tree bark as cats love to scratch trees.

Once selected you must pay close attention to your cats scratching habits to find out how and where to place a scratching post.

For instance, say your cat loves to scratch that living room sofa, so you place a scratching post besides that sofa.

Also, observe whether your cat scratches horizontal or vertical surfaces and place the post in accordance with your observation.

In a similar fashion place as many scratching posts as you can all-over the house.

4. Have your cat’s claws covered

If you have tried everything and nothing is working, take your cat to a vet and have him cover your cat’s claws with protective plastic covers.

These covers glue onto the claws and remain in place for about six weeks after which they have to be re-glued.

These covers come in super handy if your cat is an indoor cat.

Otherwise, refrain from these. The reason being:

Your cat goes outside to play and comes in contact with other animals so it needs to protect itself and with plastic covers, it can’t really do so.

5. Let your cat play outside

Probably the easiest and cheapest way to make your cat leave your furniture alone is to allow it to play outside.

If your cat goes outside chances are it will find trees and plenty of other things to scratch.

In this way, not only your furniture but your cat can also catch a break.

Bengal Cat Nail problems: symptoms and cure

Cats, like all felines, can develop nail problems quite frequently.

These problems can develop due to several reasons including:

  • Bacterial and Viral infections
  • Allergies
  • Ringworm
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Congenital defects
  • Trauma
  • Arthritis

Since a cat’s nails are normally retracted, spotting problems can be difficult.

But there are a few signs that you should keep an eye out for.

Symptoms

The clearest indicator of a nail problem is:

Your cat licking its paws more frequently than usual.

If you see your cat doing that, chances are your cat has a nail problem and you need to do something about it.

What to do

The best thing you can do in such a case is to take your cat to the vet as soon as possible.

Nail problems in cats are notorious for not getting caught before it is too late so you should be proactive in your approach.

So don’t waste any time as it can be something as serious as arthritis or in some extreme cases even an early sign of developing cancer.

Why Is My Cat Acting Up All Of A Sudden?

There can be several reasons for your cat’s awful mood and most of them are pretty easy to fix.

But first understand this:

Cats are just like us.

Yes, you read that right, they are just like us.

Cats can get cranky and start acting up for the same reasons we do.

It is their way of telling us:

“Hey, human, I need your help.”

1. Boredom or Overstimulation

More often than not, a spoiled mood indicates that either you have played with your cat too much and it needs alone time or you haven’t played at all.

Whatever the case may be, be sure to vary your patterns and see if that helps.

2. Medical Issues

In more severe cases, where boredom or overstimulation is not an issue, seek medical help.

In such cases, taking your cat to a vet is the best thing you can do for it.

3. A change around the Household

This may seem far-fetched but believe me when I say this:

Your moving houses or changing your current house significantly can have a negative impact on your cat.

Cats are hunters.

So a change in its habitat (which in this case is your house) can trigger a more violent side of your feline.

So try to change as little as possible or just be patient and give your cat some time to adjust.

4. A new pet

Like I said before:

Cats are hunters.

And so their natural instinct is always to protect themselves from other animals.

If you have brought a new pet home, this may explain why your cat is acting up all of a sudden.

Try to familiarize your cat to its new buddy before their formal introduction if you don’t want any inconvenience.

Related Questions

Are Bengal Cats friendly towards other Pets and Children? Yes and No.

Let me explain.

As with all pets, if you introduce new pets and children to your Bengal slowly over a course of several days, they’ll get along really well.

But if you rush in, then that will only end in a clash between your pets.

How much do Bengal Cats cost? Well bred Bengal Cats can cost anywhere from a $1000 to $4000 depending upon the type of Bengal you are after.

Generally, pet Bengal cats always cost lesser than show Bengals or Bengals for breeding purposes.

Do Bengal Cats shed their hair? Bengal Cats do shed their hair but not a lot.

What is the average lifespan of a Bengal Cat?

On average, a Bengal Cat lives for 12 to 14 years.

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