Clipping Your Cats Claws at Home and Safely

Clipping Your Cats Claws at Home and Safely

Veterinarian Dr. Christianne Schelling and Charlie the cat show you how to trim your cats claws.

The point is to get rid of those sharp ends. There are actually a handful of reasons why it’s a good idea to clip your cat’s nails, and helping reducing your cat’s ability to attack and shred your furniture is just one of them. Really, though, this is NOT the number one reason especially since redirecting your cat’s natural desire to scratch isn’t that hard. With so many varied choices in cat trees, and scratching pads, posts, trays and more, your furniture is unlikely to be your cat’s first choice.

Why do the tips need nipping. It makes life more comfortable for both you and your cat if the cats claws are timmed. If you have one of those cats who needs to knead you — and who pokes those sharp tips into your skin — you know what I’m talking about. Taking off the very end of those claws will make this loving gesture something you can enjoy, rather than dread. For your cat, clipping his tips can prevent painful broken claws that can result when a sharp tip gets caught in the carpet. And yes, having those claws a little less lethal will reduce the damage should your fashion-conscious cat decide to give the corner of your sofa a hip new “distressed” look.

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