Scaredy Cut Grooming Scissors- Review & Giveaway

I first heard of these scissors years ago but I was skeptical. Elizabeth is an easy cat to groom. She is small, more patient and passive. She is easy to hold with very little force. Cornelius is a different story. He is large, strong and vocal. If he does not want to be groomed he will scream and force himself away. He doesn’t become aggressive but he is so wiggly that it makes grooming him not only difficult but unsafe. I do most of his brushing when he is sleepy.

Scaredy Cut: The Silent Pet Grooming Kit

Scaredy Cut Cat Grooming scissors

For Elizabeth I am able to use a clippers myself and take her to a groomer. Taking Cornelius to a groomer is a nightmare. He developed a couple matts above his back legs and I thought it was time for an annual cut. I was dreading taking him to a groomer so I decided I would finally give the Scaredy Cut a try. I couldn’t be any happier!


  • High-quality barber scissors
  • Rounded tips to prevent accidental cuts
  • Top is a flat blade and bottom is a serrated blade
  •  7 combs to cut different lengths included (1/2″ to 1″)
  • Blue and Pink available, (no difference other than the color)
  • Right handed and left-handed scissors available
  • Loosen or tighten the tension by turning a screw


What pushed me to make the purchase was the 2-year refund. There is no risk in this purchase. If you’re just not happy with the scissors for any reason there is a 2-year refund. Nothing to lose.

Scaredy Cut scissors grooming cats

My Impressions:

First, I was impressed with the weight of this scissors. It is not a cheap, flimsy scissors. It feels sturdy and substantial. I read some reviews that said the finger holes are too small and uncomfortable. It does look like it was designed for a female hand. I have very thin fingers and it fits me perfectly. I appreciate the removable black inner piece which makes it softer and creates a more comfortable grip.

Patience is key. I have learned that I need to groom Cornelius when he is ready not when I am. This means after he has played, ate, and used the litter box. When he is tired I pick him up and put him on my lap using the Love Your Laptime grooming mat. This is helpful as it protects your legs and contains the hair. I know where he likes to sleep and I have to catch him there.

My Result:

Scaredy Cut cat grooming scissors

I think he looks pretty adorable. Is it perfect? No. You can definitely see cut marks. Sure its a bit rough around the edges, but he reminds me of a little teddy bear.  It took me about 4 sessions of 5 minutes each over 2 days to get this result. I used the #2 attachment. Cornelius had a couple matts above his back legs. It was difficult and stressful to try to brush them out. I used this scissors to cut away at the matts which brought them down to a short length. Cutting them shorter made it easier to break them apart and brush out.  In the video below they show how to do most of the cutting while holding chunks of hair, this is how I did his entire coat. In a few months when his hair grows back I will try again. Overall I am super impressed with how easy and stress-free grooming can be. Scaredy Cut can be purchased from Amazon for just $35 which is an incredible value.



  • Super inexpensive – a lion cut at a groomer can cost between $50 – $100+ each time. This scissors is just $35
  • Avoid Stress – going to the groomers can be very stressful for cats
  • Safe – the safety guards prevents you from getting too close to the skin and cutting your cat & rounded point
  • Avoid Redirected Aggression – my cats are prone to get angry at each other after a trip to the groomers.
  • Very easy and fast to use


I’m excited that one of you will be able to win a Scaredy Cut Scissors. For this giveaway, I would love it to go to someone with a Persian or a long-haired cat, because I know the struggle to find quality grooming materials to keep our cat’s hair healthy and matt-free.

To enter, you must share a photo of your cat and tag me on either  Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I can’t wait to see your photos!

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the Scaredy Cut Scissors for myself and Scaredy Cut is supplying the giveaway.



  1. John H.
    April 28, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I would have to say a comb.

  2. Jennifer H.
    April 28, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    That would be a brush.

  3. tracee
    April 26, 2017 / 4:32 am

    I like the rubber thing shaped like a dog/cat (sort of) with a bunch of pointed rubber tips. I’m not sure what its called.

  4. KC
    April 25, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    The brush is my most favorite grooming tool. :-)

  5. Rebecca Roberts
    April 24, 2017 / 4:12 am

    I love the furminator for my kitty!

  6. Kellie Gracie
    April 24, 2017 / 3:13 am

    I use an old comb. For some reason my cat loves it.

  7. Marlene V
    April 20, 2017 / 4:14 am

    For my dog I like the Dremel to trim her nails.

  8. Mahdi Martin
    April 20, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I have some safety scissors and a cat brush. Sometimes the scissors are necessary.

  9. Mike Flaman
    April 19, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I let my wife take care of the grooming. my best tool :)

  10. Raine
    April 19, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Personally I don’t have a favorite grooming tool that works. I have pretty much everything except for the Scaredy sScissors what hhave been on my list wish list forever. When I had the money for them they were sold out everywhere and then when I did have the money I couldn’t find them everywhere: Murphy’s Law! My cat’s favorite grooming tool is the Mitten with the rubber, bumpy side on it. It ggetssome fur but it doesn’t get deep down and get that big wooly stuff off. My guys are pretty weird, they like a soft toothbrush for their face area around the eyes, their whiskers and chin. It’s actually pretty convenient with its size, I recommend it. You can get a kids 4 pack for a buck.

  11. Darlene Carbajal
    April 19, 2017 / 4:16 am

    Probably my hands. Haha :)

  12. Cindy Peterson
    April 18, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    It sounds crazy but my favorite tool is a jar of frozen baby food. I let my dog lick it while I groom him. It keeps him occupied and calm.

  13. Alison Braidwood
    April 18, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    At the moment I’m just using a wire brush (which they both love). But I’m going to need to cut my long-haired torties pantaloons, which are too fluffy and which get mucky every once in a while (with unmentionable grossness). And I KNOW she’s not going to like regular scissors. So these Scaredy Cut versions may be a lifesaver.

  14. Calvin F.
    April 18, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I like to use the de-shedding tool, my cat is okay with it!

  15. Amanda E
    April 18, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I use a furminator for my shedding animals and it’s fabulous. Never came across a product that works so well in de-shedding.

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  17. Wendy R.
    April 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

    What a cool to have! I haven’t attempted many haircuts at home because the electric trimmers scare me and the animals…

  18. doug gerard
    April 17, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    my favorite grooming tool are my eenie-meenie-teeny-tiny-itsy-bitsy-scissors

    • April 18, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Yes a super small round-ended scissors can be very handy to remove matts.

  19. April 15, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I’d love to win the scissors for PAWS, the animal shelter where I volunteer. They could use them for the long haired cats, like Luna who is on my blog today.

    • April 15, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Yes these scissors would be extremely useful at a shelter. Such an easy way to groom without adding stress.

  20. April 15, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    These sound really amazing. I have tagged you on a photo of Ruby on my Instagram! Fingers crossed I win, because my kitty niece Janelle, who is just as bad as Cornelius, could really do with these. :)

  21. Linda Szymoniak
    April 15, 2017 / 3:58 am

    My favorite grooming tool is my Oster Shedmonster. After that I like the Furminator. With three dogs and three cats, I’m constantly having to brush someone.

  22. April 14, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Yes, Cornelius loves that too!

  23. April 14, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    What a smart idea ! We especially like the fact that it’s silent. Purrs