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Purr



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Clipping Kitty's Nails Reply with quote

This morning I decided to clip the nails on one of my cats. She had these huge talons! I ended up wrestling with her to hold her down long enough to clip them. I used extra large and regular toenail clippers. I don't think I did a great job, but the talons are gone and I didn't draw any blood (hers or mine). Does anyone have any suggestions to make this a better experience?
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing yeah... have the vet do it! Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a job for the vet definitely!!!
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Purr



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the vet could do a better job than me. But, I think I'd have to pay for the office visit even if it's just a nail clipping. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing I know... and I guess it's expensive...
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Purr



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vet office charges $9.50 for a nail trim. For that price, I'll do it myself. Confused
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For that price I'd have the vet do it! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I start clipping my cats' claws as soon as they start getting unwieldly when they are kittens. I clip both my cats' claws every 2 weeks or so. They're pretty calm but my tiger cat sometimes growls. I growl back, which must be pretty scary to her, as she just sits still while I finish the trimming. Twisted Evil
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Purr



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cocodrilo wrote:
They're pretty calm but my tiger cat sometimes growls. I growl back, which must be pretty scary to her, as she just sits still while I finish the trimming. Twisted Evil


I do that sometimes, when the cats won't cooperate when I'm trying to groom them. It works, too! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to let them know who's th' BOSS! Twisted Evil
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squirrel



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try clipping the nails of my female cat...! She'd rip your head off!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squirrel wrote:
Try clipping the nails of my female cat...! She'd rip your head off!!!

Actually, I'd probably get the job done! Have had some friends with persnickety felines but I managed to clip their claws and escape without a scratch! Cool
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David
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have any nerves in their nails? Does it hurt them when you clip them?
(Sorry if this is a stupid question)
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cocodrilo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
Do they have any nerves in their nails? Does it hurt them when you clip them?
(Sorry if this is a stupid question)

There's the part where the actual inner flesh starts, called the "quick" and if you trim too closely, you'll hit the quick and it may cause bleeding. If you properly extend the cat's claw while you are clipping, you can see where the nail ends(semi-transparent) and the quick starts(it is pale pink). No, it doesn't hurt a cat at all to trim its claws. (It's like us when we cut our nails!)
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Purr



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every now & again I find these claw husks in the carpet, they look like small talons. It's kind of fascinating.

I really need to do a better job of trimming my cats nails.
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