It isnot the point of the scissors that worries me. It is the blades themselves that are razor sharp. A sideways slip could leave a real slice. I MIGHT be able to do it on Panda, because, Like Mia, she is VERY compliant during grooming. Forget about the other wigglers!I use a long scissors with a rounded tip and sort of lay the scissors flat in between the pads. No pointing of scissors down into the pad area. However, Mia stands like a statue. Otherwise, I would not do it. I have never cut her in all these years.