TOTAL CARE Nail Clipper features a precision cutting blade to safely assist in the cutting of your pet's nails. The cutting guard helps prevent over-cutting to give you a clean cut. You can lock it in the safely closed position after use. Usage directions: Inspect your pets nails to locate the quick (blood vessel). For lighter coloured nails the quick is pink and located at the base of the nail. For darker nails only trim the tips of the nails. Hold your pet's paw firmly and cut in one smooth, precise stroke. Cutting your pet's nails will cause the quick to retreat over time, which greatly reduces the risk of accidental bleeding. Aside from keeping your pet looking great, regular grooming provides health benefits for both you and your pet. Grooming helps stimulate your pet?s skin and coat promoting healthy growth and also removes excess hair and debris. This helps your pet keep a glossy coat and can also reduce shedding around your home.