These days, it's not unusual for our feline companions to reach their late teens or even their twenties, but they need lots of love and care from us to do so. As cats get older, their claws often become thickened, and dirt, hair, and kitty litter may become trapped underneath them. Because of both this thickening and an elderly cat's decreased activity, it is sometimes difficult for cats to shed their claws properly, and they need help from us -- their caregivers and veterinarians. It is probably a good idea to have your veterinarian check your cat's claws and trim them. Ask him or her to show you how to trim them properly, and then begin examining and trimming them every 2 to 4 weeks.
Watch this video to see how to trim your cat's claws
If you accidentally clip into the quick, don't panic. The claw may bleed for a moment, but it will usually stop very quickly. Soothe your cat by speaking softly to her and stroking her head. If the bleeding hasn't stopped after a minute or so, touch a styptic pencil to the claw end or pat on styptic powder to help staunch the bleeding. How often you need to clip your cat's claws depends somewhat on how much of the tip you remove, but usually a clipping every ten to fourteen days will suffice. If' your cat absolutely refuses to allow you to clip tier claws, get help from your veterinarian or a professional groomer.Gently press the cat's toe pads to reveal sharp claws in need of a trim.
Again, notice the pink tissue (the quick) on the inside of the claw. Avoid the quick when you trim the claw, cutting into it will cause pain and bleeding. Remove the sharp tip below the quick (away from the toe), clipping about halfway between the end of the quick and the tip of claw.
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Progressively increase how vigorously you handle your cat’s paws, but only as long as she stays relaxed. Work toward squeezing more vigorously and then tapping the claws with trimmers without trimming. Dr. Yin also recommends having two people participate in the training, “one rewarding with treats and the other handling the paws and trimmer.”Narrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to trim your cat's claws. Clear, easy to understand explanations featuring live-action video and animated details. Running time approximately 4 minutes.This video will show you how easy it is to safely trim or cut your cats' claws at home using a regular nail clipper. There are plenty of ultra close up views in this video showing exactly how to do it.
Watch All Kitten Videos Here: A 3rd reason for trimming your cat’s nails (and this one’s a biggie) is keeping YOU safe. Although you adore your precious “little ball of fur,” (The Big Bang Theory, anyone?), occasionally he will skewer you with his claws of death, whether intentionally or not. To minimize the carnage, trim his nails on a regular basis and show him that, although you respectfully acknowledge that he is descended from man-eating sabor-toothed tigers, you deserve a little respect, too.