Grooming scissors are an important tool in my long-haired dog’s morning routine. Unfortunately, they can be expensive to buy, and I can’t afford to buy new scissors all the time. But as long as you take care of your pet’s grooming scissors, they should last a long time. Although I wasn’t able to find any care tips for pet grooming scissors online, the 2010 Dog Fancy Calendar had three good tips to share; here they are.
Get the Most from Your Pet’s Grooming Scissors: Lubricate the blades
To keep your scissors working smoothly, you will want to lubricate the blades regularly. You can use any lubricating oil that might come with a beard trimmer or even a musical instrument. Simply drop some oil on them and rub it over the entire blade with a soft cloth. Then wipe them clean with a dry part of the cloth.
Get the Most from Your Pet’s Grooming Scissors: Oil the screw
Oil the screw on your grooming scissors to maintain smooth action. Like a sticky car door (I know this from personal experience), sometimes the screw on a pair of scissors doesn’t like to move smoothly. While you are lubricating the blades, drop some oil on the screw, squeeze the handles open and closed a few times, then wipe the oil dry with a soft cloth.
Get the Most from Your Pet’s Grooming Scissors: Keep them dry
Store your pet’s grooming scissors in a dry place to keep them in like-new condition. If they get wet and stay wet, they are going to rust. Then they aren’t going to trim smoothly, making your dog’s grooming even more difficult. If your scissors happen to get wet, immediately dry them with a soft, dry cloth. Then put them away for the next time.
Grooming scissors can be an important part of your cat or dog’s grooming routine, especially if you have a long-haired pet. I often have to trim the hair around my dog’s eyes, under her tail, and even on her feet. If the scissors get destroyed, you might have to pay around $12 to buy a new pair of the tiny trimmers. Take care of them and they will last you a long time.
2010 Dog Fancy Calendar