Trimming Cat Claws Yourself

Let's discuss trimming cat claws yourself. Trimming your cat's claws isn't something that is fun to do, but it needs to be done. So, what are your options? You can do it yourself or get a groomer to do it. This article will explain how to safely trim your cats nails if you decide to do it yourself.

If you have an adult cat and have never trimmed their nails then you are probably in for a not so great experience. In fact, it may involve some scratches and bloodshed. Don't get mad at your cat it is just afraid. You should regularly trim your cat's claws from a young age so they get used to it. If a cat is used to it then it is a lot easier and you won't end up with scratches all over your body.

There is the option to take your cat to a groomer or just have your veterinarian trim the claws at your cat's checkups. Professionals may be better at handling the situation, however your cat is likely to be even more afraid with a stranger.

Be patient and eventually you and your kitty will get used to the claw trimming process. First, you should go to the pet store and buy pet nail clippers. These work the best to make sure they you safely trim the claws.

When you are ready to trim your cat's nails make sure you have everything you might need in a well lit room. Have supplies for if you accidently cut a nail to short and it begins to bleed. To avoid doing this look for pink tissue in the nail and make sure you only cut below that. If you cut your cat's claws too short it will hurt and your cat will not be looking forward to claw trimming ever again.

In order to get a good look a claw so that you can trim it you should hold your cat's paw and gently squeeze so that the claws comes out further. Don't fight with your cat just do any many claws as it will let you. You can always finish the job the next day.

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