Safely Homegroom Your Cat with the Scaredy Cut Grooming Kit

12-8piece-pink-cat-package_med_new As a cat blogger I am frequently approached by companies asking me to review their pet products. While it is something I will do, I only do it when I feel I can approach the item with logic and integrity, which was the case when the people at Scaredy Cut reached out to me to review their Scaredy Cut home pet grooming kit.

The Scaredy Cut is a silent hair cutting and trimming scissor developed for both cats and dogs to make home grooming simple and easy without the anxiety and stress associated with loud and scary buzzing electric clippers or driving to the groomer for a trim. It uses the same comb system as electric clippers, but they are attached to ergonomically designed, barber professional scissors for ease of cutting. When I initially agreed to the review, it was with the intention of using them on Jazz, my long haired Ragdoll, who was increasingly becoming more matted and tangled by the day and the tool looked like a Godsend to shorten the length of his long hair to keep it more manageable. Zoey, Mia, Rolz, Harley, and Peanut are all short haired with no grooming needs, other than some light maintenance brushing, and while Zee and Kizmet do have long hair, it is relatively tangle-free, and with regular brushing, they do not need trims. 

Well, several months have passed since I got the Scaredy Cut and I have not had time for a proper review. Now that I finally do, our dear Jazz has aged significantly and his time with me is precious. He does not like me fussing with him and I will not stress him out for the sake of a review. He is in what I call his “nesting stage” and I know I have to make peace with the fact that his physical time on earth is no longer infinite.


My beautiful boy, Jazz

But, that said, it does not mean I can’t recommend the Scaredy Cat and share its virtues with you. I still was able to manage a “test trim” here and there on Zee’s hind quarters and I was impressed with how easy the scissors operated (it is a brush against the direction of the hair growth and cut technique), how clean the cut was, and how easily the interchangeable combs secured on and off. I was used to my past experiences with a terrier dog I had named Hobo who was in constant need of grooming and the process was a huge ordeal that neither he or I enjoyed.


The interchangeable combs easily snap on and off the scissors and stay securely in place.

Hobo was the “Pig Pen” of dogs and for the first couple of years I had him, I brought him to a professional groomer (which he hated) and not only did his frequent trips get expensive, but it was inconvenient having to drop him off and pick him back up. After I got divorced, I could no longer afford the groomer and had to trim him myself with whatever horrible pair of scissors I had available at the time… poor doggie, no wonder he hated the experience and would hide from me when I would come at him with the scissors… he always looked so chopped up and unevenly cut and I felt so sorry for him that I was such an inept groomer! With the Scaredy Cut and the 7 grooming length combs to choose from that come with the kit, that would have eliminated all that stress and aggravation!


This was Hobo back in 2001 – you will note that his fur was in need of a trim and I really could have used the Scaredy Cut back then…

The scissors are not only lightweight and easy to hold, but they are extremely sharp (but safe because of the way the comb secures to them) which ensures a perfectly coiffed cut! And the best part, not only are you saving money – the cost of one Scaredy Cut kit at $31.95 (shipping included) not only pays for itself after one use, but you are actually encouraging special bonding time with your pet!  The key to success is taking it easy – brush your dog or cat with the combing tool first to relax them, making it a pleasant ritual that they can look forward to. Depending on how big your pet is and how patient they are, you may want to extend the grooming process over several days. And keep in mind with a cat that you may need to practice the technique  a bit longer before you start the actual trimming, as they can be more skittish than dogs when it comes to being fussed with, but with time and patience, you should be able to make the Scaredy Cut work.


The Scaredy Cut comes with 7 combs for various trim lengths that range from 1/2″ to 1″

ttcptn Scaredy Cut also makes a wonderful accessory trimmer called the “Tiny Trim” which Jazz actually does not mind and I really like them a lot. I am able to use these scissors without worrying about hurting him because they have a rounded safety edge, allowing me to  cut into the bulk of his mats, which then makes it easier for me to comb them out without any undue pulling on his sensitive skin. They would also be great for trimming around tufts of fur on the paws, on belly areas of long haired cats that get especially tangled, muzzle areas that get long and dirty on dogs, and hind quarter and tail areas where hygiene might be of concern and they retail for a reasonable $10.95.

If  you have a special dog or cat in your life that you think the Scaredy Cut would be perfect for, I have great news! The Scaredy Cut team has generously offered to giveaway grooming kits to (3) lucky readers! All you have to do is  leave a comment why you think the Scaredy Cut would be a great product for your pet(s) grooming needs by midnight, PST, Monday, April 1st  and a random drawing will be conducted with the winner announced on Wednesday, April 3rd. U.S. residents only and be sure to include your email when you submit the comment so that I can contact you if you win. Update: This giveaway is closed. No more entries please – a winner has been announced.

To see for yourself how simple the Scaredy Cut is to use, please watch the video below provided by Scaredy Cut for a full demonstration. If you would like further information or would like to purchase a Scaredy Cut for your dog or cat,  please click here for details.

I thank the Scaredy Cut company for the opportunity to review this grooming tool. I was not paid for this review in any way and the opinions expressed are mine alone. While Jazz may not have completely cooperated as I had hoped, he actually does let me use the Scaredy Cut strictly as a comb. He likes the widely spaced teeth far better than a standard cat comb and we have been enjoying some quality time together while he lets me brush him. 

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  1. Jaetta Hall says:

    I would love to win these for my long hair cats, they need trimmed but I won’t stress them out by going to a grooming salon.

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:



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  3. Kelly Stephens says:

    I checked out the how-to video and I would LOVE to try this product. I have a long-haired black and white girl, Jezebel, who gets matted very easily. She’s a senior girl who would do well with gentle trimming of her mats. Thanks! =)

  4. Sue Brandes says:

    Jazz is so beautiful. I have a 20yr old kitty so our time is special too. Don’t enter me as I have no long haired kitties that need it. Just wanted to give Jazz some love. Hugs.

  5. Connie says:

    I could so totally use this for Kit.. she really could use a belly floof trim and she never likes it

  6. Susan Rizzo says:

    Hi Deb! I would love to win the kit. 🙂 I have a Morkie (aka: Yorktese). I spend so much money on the grooming as she is just terrified of clippers. I will keep my fingers crossed that I should win this! By the way…Jazz is so gorgeous!

  7. Only Giulietta has fur on which Mom could use this. She hates to be brushed. It sure looks like this kitty loved the comb they were using. I’m sure Mom would like to win them to try on out on our sister. Purrs and Hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  8. Brian says:

    Well those would sure be useful and we would love to win too! Great review!

  9. Those are the neatest thing I have seen in a long time. Since I am a standard poodle I have to be groomed frequently.If I skip being trimmed up I end up looking like a sheep! I would love to win a Scaredy Cat grooming set because I would feel safe knowing my ma was grooming me with a pair of scissors. She would feel safer knowing she wouldn’t accidently cut me neither, it has happened in the past. I would even use them for some of my shelter fur friends who need to be trimmed but are terrified of clippers. If they look good, they have a better chance for adoption.

  10. CATachresis says:

    They look good!! I am pleased though that Austin is a short haired moggie who doesn’t need trimming! He loves being brushed though so imagine he would take to this if necessary!

  11. mariodacat says:

    Thanks for the good review. I’m a short haired cat, so all I need is a good brushing every day or two.

  12. Wow, what a great sounding product! Piper and Pearl, our two of six long haired cats, could really benefit from this kit! Thanks for a great giveaway, Deb!

  13. What an interesting product! I wish I had had this when I had my one long haired cat who used to get matted a lot. Zoey is my long haired now, and while she doesn’t mat…yet, I think these scissors would work great on her fur.

    Island Cats’ mom

  14. That looks like a great set of grooming tools. Thank goodness both Benjamin and Gracie are short-hairs because I would lose my mind trying to give them haircuts. As it is, it takes forever just to follow them from room to room for a light brushing – LOL.

  15. As much as this would fit in beautifully with Katie’s pink fashion and grooming accessories, she was quick to remind me that she can take care of her own short hairs! What a fantastic product for medium and long haired cats though! So Katie is making me bow out of the giveaway so some of the other kitties can have a chance to win.
    Good luck!

    xo, Glogirly

  16. Vivian says:

    I have two dogs and grooming is expensive! My Sharpei needs a trim but I have been delaying her grooming to save money.

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  18. Penelope says:

    Oh Wow! We’s been looking for something for our hairy slobbery sister Bob! She is getting old and she has been having a tough time.This might be something we can use!

  19. Kathryn says:

    What a cool idea. My Misty cat was long haired and towards the end of her life she was a matted mess. I used scissors to cut out the mats and she looked like a total mess. I wish I knew about these scissors then. I now have Stuart who is big and fluffy who will benefit from winning a pair of these scissors! Thanks for offering them.

    P.S. I’m still jealous of the kitty photos. I upgraded my camera to a Nikon (not the same one as Dan’s) and am having fun learning to use it and am trying to capture photos like yours. I wish the cats could say the same. Why is it when the camera turns on they suddenly remember an appointment they are late to or they refuse to cooperate? I have a ton of nice photos of ears and back of heads! What the kitties don’t seem to understand is that I will win these contest and get the photos I want!

  20. Margot C says:

    Leonardo would appreciate it if I won this.