Q: Can I cut my cat’s nails with a set of human nail clippers?
I own two cats and have gained experience on the subject of nail trimming by searching for, buying, and using clippers with my furry friends.
Get a nail clipper meant for cat nails. Don’t use a dog nail clipper (too big) and don’t use clippers meant for human fingernails (they’ll split the nails). The cat’s nails are smaller and thinner so use clippers specifically designed for their size and shape.
It is better to cut just a small part of the nail to avoid the quick rather than cut too close. This is especially true of the first few times you clip your cat's nails, since you want him to both get used to the clippings, and don't want him to associate nail clipping with pain.
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My own cat is very difficult when it comes to clipping her nails. I need to take her into my vet office to get assistance. I’m a veterinarian, and I need help, so don’t feel badly if you need help trimming your cat’s nails!What do you do to prevent this from happening? Declawing is not an option because the last bone on each cat’s toe and leaves the cat in a lot of pain, with possible behavior problems down the line. Your three main options are clipping your cat’s nails, capping them, or just leaving them a natural length. Here are the pros and cons of each.Though some cats are very cooperative when it comes to nail clipping, others maybe very resistant. I have three cats, they give three different responses to nail trimming. Shadow lets you clip his nails with ease. Flip may flinch once in a while, but he is mostly calm and does not move around too much if the person who cuts his nails is gentle and someone he can trust. Jackie, our fluffy kitty does not like nail clipping with a passion. He would resist so hard that we almost never get to do it while he is awake.If you have more than one cat in your household, make sure you don’t just clip one cat’s claws. A downside of clipping is that it can leave one cat less able to defend herself against a cat that doesn’t have clipped nails. And if your cats ever go outside, it can make climbing trees or escaping aggressive animals more difficult.Clipping the tips of your cat’s claws has a lot of advantages. First, your cat won’t be able to destroy your favorite furniture! If your cat loves to knead you, she won’t scratch you up in the process. Keeping your cat’s nails short can also prevent your cat from painfully breaking her nails if her claws get caught in the carpet or your furniture.There is nothing cruel about clipping a cats nails on indoor cats. Many times their nails if too long can accidently scratch a house mate (cat), you, your children or your furniture.