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l was wondering what the difference between dog and human shavers are. THe dog store l go to was saying it like heaven vs hell but the price is close to $300. Wondering if any groomer can fill me in
 

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I am assuming you are talking about clippers, rather than a true "shaver" like a razor blade. There are many differences in pet and human clippers. Human clippers don't have the power to get thru thick dog/cat coats. There are WAY more blades (for different lengths) for pets than there are for humans (human's generally use a short blade fitted with a guard, which will NOT go thru tangles or matting on a pet), and these blades are not interchangeable from pet to human clippers. You can find GOOD pet clippers for alot less than $300. As a general rule, the clippers you buy over the counter at pet stores, that come as a "kit" are garbage. You are better off buying a professional pair (as cheap as $130) if you are serious about home grooming.
 

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Hairless breeds can get away with using human clippers, but for a normal-coated dog I wouln't recommend it. They may seem expensive, but consider that you'll probably save that much by not taking them to the groomer and doing it yourself.
 
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