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Trimming your cats claws

Sunday, July 1, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

One of the most frustrating jobs a cat owner faces is trying to get your cat to lie still while you trim it’s claws.  Get your cat used to you touching his paws before you attempt to trim them. Stroke them often.  Your cat should be resting comfortably on your lap, floor or table.  Hold the paw in your hand and press the paw pad gently to extend the claw. You’ll notice the pink tissue inside the claw. It’s called the quick. You’ll want to avoid cutting that so be careful!  Cutting into it will cause pain and bleeding.  Cut only the sharp tip away from the quick.  You’ll clip about halfway between the tip and the claw and the beginning of the “quick.”  If your cat becomes impatient and take a break. This process make take a few days, trimming a few claws at a time. After each trimming, offer your cat a special treat, one that he only gets after is claws get trimmed.

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