Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

You need to trim your cat’s nails to reduce the damage down if she should scratch you. Long nails can catch in fabrics such as drapes or carpets and your cat could injure her toes while struggling to get loose. Start trimming your cat’s nails when she is young so it becomes routine. Handle your cat’s feet and nails so she becomes accustomed to your touch. When you are ready to trim your cat’s nails, act quickly and efficiently. Grasp your cat’s foot and press on the pads so the nails extend. Trim a little at a time while avoiding the quick. The quick is the nerve and blood supply to the nail and will hurt and bleed if nicked. Continue trimming as long as your cat doesn’t resist. Don’t force her to continue. Be patient and just try again another day. Contact your Greensboro, NC vet to learn more. Find out more here:


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