You may have noticed these sleek-looking white and gold clipper blades when you opened up your new PetEdge catalog this spring. What you might not know is that these are the first clipper blades we've ever offered that are specifically designed for cats.
Oster Lucky No. 9 Cat Clipper Blades are A5-compatible clipper blades that look very similar to traditional A5 blades except for a big difference—the spacing between the teeth on the cutter and the comb are closer together.
Smaller gaps between teeth means there are less chances for skin to get bunched up and caught in the blades while you groom, which in turn reduces the risk of nicks or cuts.
As we discussed in a previous blog post about cat grooming, the unique nature of cat skin make it easy for a small cut to turn into a big tear. Cat skin is not attached to the muscle, so there is nothing to stop a cut from spreading once it starts. What begins as a small cut can soon require stitches to close.
Prior to the introduction of the Lucky No. 9 cat blades, our staff groomers would only recommend using a traditional #10 blade when grooming cats in order to reduce the risk of cuts.
But with this new, cat-specific blade design, it's now possible to clip cats at three blade lengths.
- The #10 blade is great for general purpose grooming, and makes an even safer alternative to traditional #10 clipper blade. This blade has a cut of 1/16".
- The #7F blade makes it possible to safely clip cats at a longer coat length. While we wouldn't recommend clipping cats with a traditional #7F blade, this cat-friendly version has the smaller gaps to feed hair more smoothly through the blade. This blade has a cut of 1/8".
- The #30 blade offers a safer option for close clipping and complete shavedowns. This blade has a cut of 1/50"
A Special Offer
There's never been a better time to try these blades! Right now, if you buy any two Lucky No.9 Cat Blades at PetEdge.com, you get a third cat blade of your choice for free! This is a great way to stock up on the size you use the most, or to try out a different cut length.
Have you tried Oster's Lucky No. 9 cat blades? If so, what did you think? Let us know by posting a comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall. Thanks and happy grooming :)
About the Author:
PetEdge is a leading distributor of wholesale pet products and discount dog grooming supplies. Shop our catalog and online at PetEdge.com for over 17,000 products at the guaranteed lowest prices. Plus, be sure to check out our $5.99 flat rate shipping offer on qualified orders of $150 or more.