Does your kitty disappear when the clippers come out?
Do you have to wrap her in a towel to give her a manicure?
Check out the following tips to turning nail-clipping sessions into enjoyable together time.
Ideally you should introduce your furry friend to nail clipping when she’s a kitten.
Choose a chair in a quiet room where you can comfortably sit your cat on your lap. Get her when she’s relaxed and even sleepy, like in her groggy, after-meal state.
Massage for no longer than the count of three. If your cat pulls her paw away, don’t squeeze or pinch, just follow her gesture, keeping in gentle contact.
When she’s still again, give her pad a little press so that the nail extends out, then release her paw and immediately give her a treat.
You can do this every other day on a different toe until you’ve gotten to know all ten.
Once you and your cat are relaxed and comfortable, gently take your cat's paw and give her pad a little press to extend each nail.
Use an appropriate nail trimmer to remove the tip of each nail. Move smoothly through the nails on each foot. When in doubt, it is better to remove too little nail than too much.
The sharpest part of the nail is at the very end, so only a bit needs to be removed anyway. Be sure to reward her with a special treat afterwards.
If your cat resists, don’t raise your voice or punish her.
Never attempt a clipping when your cat is agitated or you’re upset. And don’t rush-you may cut into the quick.
Don’t try to trim all of your cat’s claws at one time.
The pink part of a cat’s nail, called the quick, is where the nerves and blood vessels are.
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