Clipper Irritation

Irritation that can be caused by clipper blades.

1. Dull blades cause clipper irritation by dragging against the skin and pulling hair. When you pull hair rather than clip it, you can cause irritation. The more the dog itches, the more the rash spreads, and it can get really sore and red. Clipper irritation can cause the dog’s skin to be red, itchy and inflamed. 

2. Common causes are dull blades, clipping too close, hot blades, matted coats or allergies. Sensitive areas such as the face, throat, groin, anus and genitals are generally the parts of the body that show signs of irritation. If left untreated the pet will lick and scratch, causing secondary problems.