Updated December 11, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Animal Handling Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in December of 2018. People handle animals for a variety of reasons. Whether you work in a veterinarian's office, train birds, are a professional pet groomer, or just like to rescue wild cats, these rugged gloves can help keep you protected from scratches and bites. We've included pairs that stop just above the wrists, as well as options that reach far past the elbows to ensure there is one to fit every need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best animal handling glove on Amazon.

10. Avitz Leather

9. Exemplary Gardens Thorn Proof

8. Armor Full-Finger

7. Hestia NWT

6. Dan Wild

5. Defences Gauntlet

4. Kim Yuan Extreme

3. WingOfFly Thickened

2. Rapicca Bite Proof

1. Olive & Suds

Editor's Notes

December 10, 2018:

People work with a number of different kinds of animals. As such, gloves made for handling them come in a variety of lengths and can be crafted from many materials. We did our best to include options to work with everything from predatory birds to feral cats to snakes. Every item on our list has been thoroughly vetted to ensure they provide a high level of protection.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 11, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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