Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Trim your cat’s nails regularly to dull her weapons so they do less damage and keep her from getting caught in fabrics such as the drapes or carpeting, which could injure her toes. Start when your cat when she is young so this important grooming task 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 with efficiency. Grasp a paw and press on the pads so the nails extend. Clip the nails a little at a time while avoiding the quick. The quick is the blood and nerve supply to the nails and will bleed and hurt if nicked. Continue trimming nail by nail as long as your cat will allow it. If she resists, just stop and try another time. Don’t punish her or yell at her if she resists. Contact your vets Burlington, ON to learn more.


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