I think these clippers work extremely well on my cat's nails, and I would recommend it over many more expensive clippers. They don't "snap" when cutting the nails, so my cat doesn't flinch when I use these because I think the snapping sound aggravated him. They are easy to use, and the blade is sharp enough to cleanly cut your pet's nails quickly. Frankly, I found the same style of clippers at Dollar Tree, and I bought a second set there to compare against this brand, and I think they do an identical job. I use them for my two ferrets' nails as well, so I think they are versatile for any small pet or cat.