It is the thought of most pet owners to use their dog’s grooming clippers on
themselves. We can say that the two clippers are way too similar, so people think
they are the same. There are some points that the owner should understand
before implementing such a task.
The two instruments might look similar, but their builds are different. This
means that you cannot simply use both of them for the same purpose. There are
many clippers that can actually work on both, but their effectiveness is limited to
a single purpose only. So, it is not feasible to expect an animal clipper to work on
Here Are Some Points To Clear First:
There are many differences between human clippers and animal clippers. They
are not the same. Not everything that looks the same functions the same way.
This is why there are many points that should be considered before deciding to
use your pet’s clippers.
The Power Of Both Clippers Differ:
Human clippers have more power. This is because it needs more power to trim
human hair. The human hair is thick and rough as compared to a dog’s. The
human clippers are made in such a way that it instantly cuts a human hair
without any hassle. The motor in the clippers of a human clipper is stable and
more powerful, and its durability is high.
But, a dog clipper is lighter and not as powerful as a human’s clipper. This means
that it is only made to cut the soft fur of a dog. Dogs don’t have hair like humans
do. Their hair is soft and won’t be able to stand the force of a human clipper. This
is why it is not safe to use human clippers on animals.
The motor of the human clipper is quite light and is noisy. But, the clippers of a
dog are less powerful and less noisy. This is because dogs get scared easily from
the noise. A human clipper can be harsh on the animal’s skin. This is why it is not
feasible to use these clippers for multipurpose usage.
● Blades Of Human Clippers And Animal Clippers Differ:
The blades of human clippers are not designed to cut off animal fur, which is long
and soft. The animal clippers are only suitable to cut off the animal fur and not
human hair. Human clippers can harm an animal, and the animal clipper is
useless for human hair. The owner should know that pet fur is not in any way,
similar to human hair.
● Length Of The Cuts Differ Too:
The human clippers find their use in trimming hair from the body of a man or his
beard etc. But, all these tasks require good and clean cuts along with proper
finishing. But, it is not suitable for animal cuts.
Now, if you consider dog clippers, they are designed to make the perfect length
cuts for a particular. They are made to perfectly cut a dog’s hair without any
complication or bruises. This is why dog clippers cannot be used on humans.
● Kits That Come With Clippers:
The dog clipper sets come with a special brush too. This brush is a special one
that comes in the package itself. It is used for brushing and mixing the fur
properly so the pet can enjoy a proper cut. The human clippers come with kits
that have the comb, which is more suitable for the human itself and is not to be
used on animals.
Therefore, if someone wants to use an animal clipper on a human, then he or she
will have to invest in brushes as well since it won’t be available in the kit itself.
Hence, if you try to complete your trimming using your pet’s clipper, it’s a rookie
So, these were a few points to remember before you think of using your dog
clipper on your own self. Though their use is the same, this doesn’t mean that you
can use one for the other. It is not safe for the dog when you use your clipper on
it, and vice versa is also true.