Zen Clipper: Giveaway!

I received both praise and criticism for my post about why I declawed my first cat Susannah. The majority of comments were understanding and appreciated my honestly of why I declawed my cat and how much I have learned since then.

Thankfully, I now know how critically vital cats’ claws are to their well-being. I don’t have to worry about my furniture getting torn up because I provide my cats with a variety of scratching posts.

Zen Clippers cat nail clipper


Keeping cats’ claws trimmed helps prevent accidental scratches and snags especially on blankets and bedding.

Why trim your cats’ claws?

  • indoor cats don’t have the chance to wear down those sharp claws like outdoor cats do from roaming and climbing many different surfaces
  • to prevent scratches from playing and handling your cat
  • to prevent accidental scratches and snags on bedding and fabrics.

The Zen Clipper

The Zen clipper is an easy and safe way to trim your pet’s nails. You insert the nail into a small funnel and it cuts just the tip and avoids the quick. The guillotine cutter allows you to quickly cut just the tip of the nail.

Zen Clipper cat nail clipper

Zen Clipper has a patent-pending conical blade that only allows the tip of the pet’s nail into the cutting area, it’s like putting the tip of the nail into a small funnel. You clip just the tip and avoid the quick.

It comes in 7 different sizes and cuts nails from small birds to large dogs. I have size #2 which is the size for average size cats.

Zen Clipper Size #1 – 1.5mm hole. This size is for smaller birds, smaller reptiles and kittens. It will cut off the tip of a sharpened pencil.

Zen Clipper Size #2 – 2mm hole. The medium is for most adult cats.

Zen Clipper Size #3 2.5mm hole. This is for larger cats, larger birds and very small dogs.

Zen Clipper Size #4 3mm hole. For small dogs.

Zen Clipper Size #5 3.5mm hole.  For small dogs.

Zen Clipper Size #6 4mm hole. For small dogs.

Zen Clipper Size #7 5mm hole. For medium to larger dogs.


Thanks to Zen Clipper 2 of you have the chance to win a Zen Clipper.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. Laurie W.
    November 26, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    We rarely clip Piper’s claws as she really, really hates having her feet touched.

  2. AshleyAC
    November 26, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I don’t have a cat… planning to donate this if I win!

  3. Denae Boucher
    November 23, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I clip them once a month

  4. Aarone Mawdsley
    November 23, 2016 / 5:38 am

    every few weeks

  5. November 23, 2016 / 3:14 am

    I clip my cat when he tries to stracted the woodwork.

  6. alexa
    November 22, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    as little as possible

  7. November 22, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    My husband cuts our cat’s nails. He’s the only person that my cat will allow to do it.

  8. November 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm


  9. Laurie Nykaza
    November 22, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    We have our vets office do our 4 cats but this looks great would do it myself with these.

  10. November 22, 2016 / 11:48 am

    My husband does the clipping, but only 1 cat needs ir.

  11. Asifa Majid
    November 22, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I cut my Pretty car nail every month with a scissor

  12. Adarsh Verma
    November 22, 2016 / 6:12 am

    2-3 months

  13. Dixie
    November 22, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Ive never trimmed my cats nails, I’ve used this rotating nail file thing they don’t seem to mind but they do not like the noise it makes since it is battery operated. I file their nails probably once a month or so.

  14. Deb Tilton
    November 22, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I’ve been too afraid to trim my cat’s nails, but my latest cats has her nails and won’t quit using them, so if I got these I will learn!

  15. beewbedard
    November 22, 2016 / 2:07 am

    I havent done it yet – we are new at this

  16. golden storm
    November 22, 2016 / 1:55 am

    i dont have a cat but a small dog and she hates her nails cut so not to often

  17. Elle
    November 21, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Usually I cut his nails every few weeks but if I am holding him and I feel a sharp claw digging into my back/shoulder/etc.., then I may cut more often.

  18. Danielle Archer
    November 21, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Hardly ever because they hate the nail clipper I use! …..but w/ the Zen Clipper hopefully it would be easier.

  19. Amanda E
    November 21, 2016 / 8:01 am

    About once per month

  20. Joanne L
    November 21, 2016 / 6:49 am

    We trim our cats’ nails once every two weeks, or whenever we see the cats getting stuck on the couch haha.

  21. Cindy Peterson
    November 21, 2016 / 5:32 am

    i don’t have a cat of my own however they would come in use for my son and his wife’s two crazy but wonderful cats.

  22. intensev5
    November 21, 2016 / 3:47 am

    once or twice a month. thanks for the chance to win.
    Entry form name: Marlene V.

  23. Kaitlyn
    November 21, 2016 / 2:41 am

    My cat absolutely hates having her nails cut so I only do it when necessary. Maybe once every couple of weeks.

  24. Margaret E
    November 21, 2016 / 1:37 am

    My cat uses a scratching post so I don’t usually cut them unless she starts scratching me or getting her nails caught in things. A few times a year maybe.

  25. jeremy mclaughlin
    November 21, 2016 / 1:19 am

    Once a month.

  26. Calvin F.
    November 21, 2016 / 1:11 am

    I trim my maine coon tabby mix cat’s nails every week. it gets sharp quick. He always scratches our sofa so this will be better for both of us, as he scratches his chin and it gets infected. I have to keep it short. I try to trim two feet spread apart in two days to make it in short sessions.

  27. Chanel
    November 21, 2016 / 12:44 am

    I have never cut my cats’ nails because I do not have a clipper and the vet is too expensive :(

  28. November 20, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    I cut them with manicure scissors. Definitely makes me nervous. This would definitely be way safer.

  29. Tara Betterley
    November 20, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    We are trimming the cats nails at least once every two weeks. We don’t have nail clippers specifically for the cat. They seem to grow so fast but, maybe we are just not cutting them short enough. (Bengal Cat)

  30. Emily Ann Benzing
    November 20, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I clip my cat’s nails every time they start to get a little sharp & long. Not too often, but I try to do it when he’s calm lol – Emily Ann

  31. photomum
    November 20, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    This would be for my grandaughters cat and i dont think that she has ever clipped her cats nails

  32. Kelly D
    November 20, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    I try to cut them once a month or so, but I can only get a couple at a time most of the time.

  33. November 20, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    I trim my charlies about once every 3 months!

  34. November 19, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I trim my Leonid’s claws around every 2-3 weeks, when I start to feel that they are becoming too sharp. He is not a huge fan of the process, so I always sneak up on him when he is sleeping, and I use my regular clippers. I do have a clipper for cats, but it was a complete waste of money, because it is totally useless.

  35. Cindy A.
    November 19, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I trim my cat’s claws whenever she allows me to. ;)

  36. November 17, 2016 / 1:05 am

    The mom tries to trim our claws at least once a month. She uses a regular fingernail clipper so we could really use this Zen clipper.

    • November 18, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      I too was using a regular nail clippers. This defiantly makes it quicker.

  37. Nancy Loring
    November 17, 2016 / 1:01 am

    I have 3 cats and the youngest is 9 and I have always been to afraid to trim my cats nails. I always thought that I would hurt them, but it has gotten expensive over the years to bring them to the groomer. It is about time that I learned how to do it.

  38. November 16, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Never : we can go outside and we need our claws. But when Claire had indoor-only cats, she trimmed their claws regularly. As a reason why to trim your cats’ claws, we would add : to avoid ingrown claws, which are painful and can lead to pad infection. Purrs

    • November 18, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Your cats are able to wear down the sharpness of their claws from the natural terrain and trees they climb. Lucky for you and the cats! :-)

  39. DJ
    November 16, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I clip them once a month, if my cats will let me lol.

  40. Amy Orvin
    November 16, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Never! They hate it.

  41. Audrey
    November 16, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Soft Paws (registered trademark) are a great companion following nail clipping. Look them up. Don’t get look alike, they aren’t the same quality. Speaking from years of experience. Audrey

  42. Alexis Morrison
    November 16, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    This would be great! Mitzi is easy to do as long as she is really sleepy but Luna is just an adolescent and she grows “daggers of death” and she is super squirmy! These would be safer than the regular scissors and faster too!

  43. November 16, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    My Giant Lady trims our claws every couple of weeks. We’s don’t mind.

    Rose ~ The adult kitten

  44. November 16, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    I clip Bear’s claws every couple weeks. It’s always quite the wrestling match :p

  45. Jackee H.
    November 16, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Clipping is so important as are those scratching posts! I aim to clip full set every two weeks but lately since my little guy has been coping with the pain of juvenile stomatitis while we wait for his surgery in December, and because he’s still just a kitten at 7 months old, grooming in general has been more of a struggle this last 6 weeks or so.

  46. Linda Szymoniak
    November 16, 2016 / 6:43 am

    I’ll be honest I don’t have a specific schedule for trimming my cats’ nails. It’s pretty much when they need it (often after someone accidentally gets scratched). I’d say maybe every two weeks or so. I do trim them more often than I trim my dogs’ nails, which are much harder to clip. I could really use one of these clippers for my cats.

    • November 18, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Me too, I don’t have a specific schedule. I usually do one paw at a time. Around twice a month.