Saturday 24 September 2016

The Caturday Special ~ Featuring Zen Clippers

Caturday greetings pawesome pals

A few weeks ago the totally fabulous peeps at:

asked if we'd like to try their revolutionary claw clippers, well of course we said yes as mew know that young Parsley has claws to rival those of Wolverine! MOL  And not only that, Parsley hates going to the VET with a passion of PASSIONS.  Last time he went he needed a blood test - nothing serious we must add;  3 veterinary nurses and one hour later they'd only managed to shave a small area on his chest.  As fur the drawing of the blood, it neffur happened as the P.A. called time-out and promptly brought him home.  Anyhoo, the last time he had his claws trimmed, that was equally as traumatic and he hated effury moment of it.

So to be able to get a Zen Clipper to use at home has been fabulous.

Furstly, mew need to make sure mew get the right size, this is furry importante - this can be done by downloading their size sheet or emailing them direct and asking fur a card sizer; and then all mew do is snaffle a passing kitty, and carefully insert a claw through the holes in the card following the instructions to find the exact size.  It's all furry simple!

[not to scale - please download from Zen Clipper website]

Also we must mention that the P.A. had a rather nasty accident involving her right thumb and a really sharp piece of metal a few years ago, this left her with a severed tendon, nerve damage and a 2" scar running offur the knuckle towards the underside of her wrist, so she has little or no feeling along the inside of her thumb and her hand span was considerably reduced.  The injury has made using certain scissors a bit of an issue, howeffur this is NOT an issue with the Zen Clippers as the supurr clever peeps who designed them, made them sprung-loaded - we have to say GENIUS guys, and WELL DONE!   This alone give you top marks! MOL

So now mew've seen the P.A.'s manky [MOL!! aren't we nice kitties?! MOL MOL] hand in action, and if she can use them, mew can too ~ dexterity issues are not an issue with this product.

So now onto the real test, how did they fare in action?

Smoochie was conspicuously absent as we, The Heathen Hoard had a little meeting.

"So we need a willing victim," I began. "Sorry I meant to say willing volunteer to help the P.A. snip-test these new clippers... paws up who wants to be IT?!"

At that moment Smooch ambled into the kitchen and sat under the sideboard.

I grinned at the rest of the hoard and said. "Ah divine intervention at its furry best!"

Smooch gave me a rather puzzled look and I continued. "Smooch, dude can mew help the P.A.?"


"I need mew to sit there, stick your leg out and let the P.A. trim your back-toenails, ok?" I said.

"Oh sure no purroblem at all!" Smoochie replied and promptly stuck his leg out. "Like this?"

I nodded and said. "Purrfect dude!"

He beamed widely.

As mew can see he just lay there and took it like a real man-cat!

Two snips and it was done, no fractured nails, a beautiful clean cut and the clippers were totally silent too.

Fur those of mew that don't know, Smoochie is a tripawed kitty; he was hit by a car when he was a semi-feral kitten at the P.A.'s wurkplace [the P.A. had been slowly taming him and his siblings].  Anyhoo, she & dad took him to vet only to learn his leg was so badly damaged a full amputation had to happen.  So keeping his back toe-nails trimmed is vital fur him!

The P.A. was so impressed with him she just had to give him a kiss!

These are our findings aftur the Zen Clippers were Smooch-tested:

A truly amazing product, easy to use and from a safety point of view fur claw clipping, as long as mew have the correct size and follow all the guidelines mew will neffur trim anything other than the nail, neffur the quick.  Plus mew can do it at home, so no more traumatic trips to vets with squirmy kitties that are already stressed-out by the time mew get there and another bonus is - it saves mew money in the long run = WIN WIN WIN.

I know we made it look supurr easy today and believe me when I say, it was supurr easy with Smooch.  Parsley howeffur may be at the other end of the spectrum and will probably have to be swaddled in a towel, this we have yet to discover when dad gets back from his trip in a few days because it will definitely be a two-peep job.  But we're 100% sure Parsley will be more relaxed at home than at the vets, and we're hoping he surprises us all and has a no-stress claw-clipping-session.

All in all, we give the Zen Clipper TOP MARKS!

10 out of 10

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We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Zen Clipper fur giving us the oppurtunity to Smooch-test their most excellent claw clippers ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

 Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur our usual Sunday Selfies post.

Happy Caturday

Basil & Co xox

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s*


  1. Those clippers sound very good. I hope Parsley surprises you like I surprised my mum.
    I never had my claws clipped for the first 14 years of my life because I kept them short with all the walking and tree climbing I used to do. When I got ill my claws started to grow long. Mum got her nail clippers to trim them back a bit and was expecting a fight. I just sat there and let her do it just like Smooch let your P.A.

    1. Hey Flynn, that's pawesome mew were as chilled out as Smooch, congrats dude!! We still haven't got news on the Parsley front yet, we're waiting fur dad! MOL XOX

  2. Those clippers seems to work nicely, they sounds good. Purrs

    1. Hiya Swiss Cats, oh they are GOOD, believe me, I wouldn't say so if they weren't! XOX

  3. Smoochie is an excellent model. THose look great.

    1. Guys, we just couldn't believe he lay there like - ok whateffur, nice day we're having, any treats available etc...! MOL MOL XOX

  4. I need new clippers for Bear Cat ... I'll look into these!

    1. Oh do Momma Kat & Bear, email them and ask fur a size card furst! XOX

  5. Those Zen Clippers sound like real winners. Thanks for letting us know, pals!

    1. Guys it's our purrleasure to share these helpful posts! MOL XOX

  6. Sometimes we struggle and sometimes we don't...even dog guy can be submissive to the nail spa routine...took him to a nail clinic once and he freaked...petcretary fur sure got the message and does it at home...we kitties hate it mostly but well, it is some kind of (not)quality lap time, MOL!!

    1. Guys mew are too funny 'some kind of (not)quality lap time' that had me in stitches - not literally I hasten to add!!! MOL MOL XOX

  7. Thanks for this review. Mom remembers seeing these on-line somewhere and was thinking about getting some. She has limited use of both hands and her thumbs will no longer oppose, but these clippers do look as if she could operate them, and if not, there's always Dad. She's going to check them out. Luckily, the humans can take us to the vet at anytime for a nail trim without and appointment, and it is free! Usually they wait, however, until we need to go for another reason. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Hey guys, mew should definitely check them out, like we said our P.A. has a totally manky thumb and she managed just fine, but I'm sure if you got some and mew found mew couldn't opurrate them mew'd get a full refund :D email them and ask furst :) XOX


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