Trimming claws is a necessary part of cat nail care and should be done every 4-6 weeks.
All you'll need is a special guillotine clipper to do the job.
Do not be tempted to use a normal pair of scissors for cutting the claws, as it can splinter the claw causing pain and discomfort.
If you're not comfortable doing the trimming, employ the services of a reputable cat parlor.
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Preventing Injury. Cat claws are sharp and can inflict a fair amount of pain and minor damage - ask anyone who has been on the receiving end of a cat claw!
Preventing Damage. When your adorable cat decides to sharpen or trim its claws on your expensive furniture and trimmings it can be a nuisance and does little to endear you to him!
All domestic cats have retractable claws which they use for:
Cats NEED THEIR CLAWS!
Train your kitten early to desist from sharpening claws on household furniture.
To start kitten training, a gentle but firm 'no' will let them understand that this is unacceptable behavior.
You will need to invest in several scratching posts or scratching boards placed strategically throughout your home and the kitten should be gently encouraged to use them.
Cats that have free access to a garden will generally use a tree to blunt their claws.
This is practiced in some countries and 'outlawed' in others.
It is a surgical procedure performed by a veterinarian.
It entails the permanent removal of the claw!
The claw is part of the last bone in the cat's toe, which effectively means an amputation of part of the toe!!
Some experts have described the procedure as 'mutilation' - as cat-lovers we tend to agree.
Unless there is a medical reason for the removal of your cat's claws (and we can't think of any), we advocate early training and regular claw trimming to avoid this procedure.
We believe that cat health care should be conservative - rather start a cat nail care routine.
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