Best Pet Clippers For Cats
If you are the proud owner of a Persian cat then you will know how difficult it can be to keep their fur in good condition. You will need to groom your cat at least twice per week in order to keep their fur in tip-top shape. Here's the problem, no matter how much you brush your cat you will still get knots in their fur.
There are a couple of ways to get around this, firstly you can take your cat to a groomer but this will generally cost a lot of money and most cats just don't like going to the groomers. Your other option is to get your own pet clippers.
In this post we will look at the best pet clippers for cats, there are a range of different pet clippers on the market and it is important to know that some are lot better than others and make the process of grooming your cat a lot easier.
Can you use human clippers for pets?
Using human clippers to shave your cat is not a good idea there are a few reasons for this. Firstly human clippers get a lot warmer than pet clippers and there's also the noise to factor into this as well. Not to mention that human hair is a different density to cat hair.
Which are the best pet clippers for cats?
When looking for the best hair clipper it is important to note that the quality can differ vastly from product to product. I tried quite a few different products before purchasing my pet clippers. We'll look at the best pet clippers on the market for your cat.
#1 Wahl Professional ARCO Cordless Clipper Kit
The Wahl Professional Arco Cordless Clipper Kit as the name suggests is a professional grooming kit that you would find any groomers you would take your cat to. This is, in my opinion, one of the best clippers on the market, many professional groomers use Wahl and for good reason too. They are a very good product that is built to a high standard.
These clippers are lightweight and powerful, with the ability for 5500 Strokes per minute. They come with an adjustable 5 in 1 blade. The Professional Wahl clipper is also cool running which is very important for anybody who's looking to trim their cat's fur as they are sensitive to the heat that would be generated from human clippers. This clipper is wireless which for me is a big selling point of any pet clipper because once you have trailing wires you are kind of limited as to where you can trim your cat, it just makes the whole process that bit more difficult.
As we know cats don't like to stay in one place and when you try to trim their fur they will try and run off or move around so being confined to a certain space with a wire just makes this process even more difficult than it already is.
- 5,500 strokes per minute
- Dual-charge battery packs
- 80 minute running time with a 75 minute full charge
- ‘5 in 1’ adjustable blade as well as 4 Snap-On guide combs
- 1 year limited professional warranty
#2 Wahl Professional Animal Bravura Lithium-ion Clipper
The Wahl Professional Animal Bravura comes with a lithium-ion battery and is a high-end pet clipper. As with the previous Wahl product that I reviewed this is a professional clipper which is capable of being used in a grooming parlour as well as at home.
The main difference between these products is due to this version having a lithium battery which obviously gives it a better battery life and shorter charge time. Other than that there is not a lot of difference between the two products and for the difference in price I feel that the Wahl ARCO Professional provides slightly better value for money. For that reason, I place this in second place, however, this clipper only narrowly misses out on first place.
This product is also wireless/wired so you get both options if and when you need them. Overall a great professional clipper that is perfect for use on your long-haired cat.
- Cord/Cordless clipper
- Lithium-ion powered
- 90 Minute run time
- '5 in 1' Blade
- Quiet in operation
- 60 minute charge time
- 1-year warranty
#3 Oster Turbo A5 Professional Pet Clipper
The Oster Turbo A5 professional pet clipper is a professional grooming tool that can be used for a range of different pets. It is said to be good for cats, dogs, horses and any other form of livestock.
The good thing about this product is you know you're getting something that's heavy duty and comes with a motor that's very powerful and doesn't get bogged down. Something I found with some of the lower end plastic clippers is that more often than not the motors are just not powerful enough to cut through thick fur such as the fur on a Persian cat. For long-haired cats with dense fur, you need a clipper that is designed to go that bit further.
This clipper has the ability to go to 4000 Strokes per minute which makes it perfect for tackling tough mats on your Persian cat. It comes with two different speeds there's a low-speed setting for fine grooming and a high-speed setting which is designed to tackle bigger body parts. Overall this is a brilliant product that is designed and made in the USA so you know you're getting a quality product that will last you many years to come.
The only downside I saw was some users stating that the Oster Turbo A5 does get warm after continued use.
- Multi-speed settings (both high and low)
- Made in the USA from high-quality materials
- 1 Year warranty
- #10 Cryogen-X detachable blade
#4 Oster Volt Cordless Pet Clipper
The Oster Volt Cordless Pet Clipper Comes with a lithium-ion battery for extended use and fast charging. Boasting 2 hours of running time this Oster volt cordless pet clipper has a low torque single speed motor that’s designed for the toughest of mats. It will also stay cool under operation which is ideal for cats as they will often get stressed out if they feel something warm on their skin. This is the real thing that differentiates this product from the other Oster product reviewed above.
This is a cordless pet clipper which gives you the flexibility to trim your cat wherever you need to and not needing a plug socket nearby. With its fast charge allowing you to charge this clipper in 60 minutes and with two hours of running time, this makes for an impressive unit.
- Low torque motor 2,400 SPM
- 2-hour runtime
- 60 minute charge
- Lithium-ion battery
- Fully cordless
- 1 Year warranty
- #10 Cryogen-X detachable blade
#5 Wahl Home Pet Pro-series Complete Pet Clipper Kit
The Wahl Home Pet Pro-series is a more basic hair clipper that is designed primarily for home use. That is not to say that this isn't a good product because it is but it isn't a heavy duty product as per the other hair clippers above. This is more of a budget hair clipper but still of good enough quality to use on your Persian cat.
This clipper is both corded and cordless which gives you both options to use and is said to have a self- sharpening blade so there is no need to replace the blade.
With a 45 minute run time and a 45 minute charge time it makes this ideal for clipping out small mats but if you’re doing any extensive work you may need to charge it more than once.
- Self-sharpening blade
- Prodrive motor that’s designed for the thickest hair
- Quiet in operation
Any of the above clippers are the best cat clippers for matted fur, in my opinion, these are all specifically designed to tackle tough mats and tangles that you will find on your Persian cat or any long-haired cat for that matter. That way you need to look at it with pet clippers is you will either need to take your Persian cat to a groomer or groom your cat yourself. The odds are your Persian cat will develop knots and tangles at some point and having professional clippers is very useful and it is something that I found to be a great way to control the number of mats my Persian cat gets.
Some of the above pet clippers are not the cheapest but they are the best at their job and what I found after testing quite a few different pet clippers is some of them just don't cut it (pun intended!). If they have a plastic blade more than likely these will not cut the dense thick fur of a Persian cat and they will actually just pull the hair causing pain and irritation to your cat.
Finding the best pet clippers is certainly not an easy task and but it's one that can make a massive difference to whether or not they are successful on both keeping your cats fur in good condition but also cutting out difficult mats from your Persian cat's fur.
The way I see it you spend money to take your cat to the groomer or I spend money on a solution that will last for many years I opted for the latter and I've been very happy with my purchase ever since. In my opinion, a good professional set of pet clippers for matted fur should be in any Persian cat owners toolkit.