Hi I first would just like to introduce myself, My name is Ryan McGinley and well I'm fairly new to Ebay and I just want to help people with some very common issues we may all face.
How To Trim A Cat's Nails
Well all of us cat owners know this can be one Difficult task to complete. Depending on the age of the cat, the amount of time and patience differs from minimal to excessive. I own a maine coon cat. This big guy is a giant. He is very strong and very aggressive, he is the dominant male. So when its time to clip his nails all hell breaks loose in the house. Well after some researching and alot of practiceand patience i developed a little guide that i hope can help you as well.
Here are some Do's and Dont's when clipping your cats nails
- Do keep your cat calm at all times while clipping,trimming the nails
- Try to start trimming your cat's nails as a kitten
- Do attempt to cut your cat's nails after a "catnap" they are easier to deal with
- Do use the nail clippers found at the pet store
- Do remain calm yourself, this can be stressful
- Do pet your cat
- BE gentle
- Speak to your cat in a soft tone
- Do have your cat rested on your lap, table or floor
- Don't Be Aggressive
- Don't clip your cat's nails when he is in a playful mood, he will be more difficult to deal with
- Don't chase your cat around the house!! be patient, this does take time
- Don't yell at your cat if he bites, scratches you, he is only scared, this is new to him
OK well now that we have some basic guidelines to this, here is some more detailed information.
Your cat's nails are very sensitive at some points, below is what the nail looks like
Try not to cut the Quick, this will cause bleeding from the nail. If you do clip the quick its ok don't panic, the claw will most likely bleed, but tends to stop quickly. If it doesn't stop within a minute, use a styptic pencil or a cotton ball to press firmly against the end of the nail.
You should clip the nails around once a month, some may need more often, some less. And use the clippers That are found in the pet store
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SAME TOE NAIL CLIPPERS YOU USE!!!!!
Cut the nails vertically, not at a right angle, so that the claws are cut from bottom to top, rather than across the nail. This prevents the nail from splitting!!
You should hold yout cats paw like the image below to push out the claws. Just press your thumb firmly on the top of his paw and allow his claws, nails to come out.
Well i hope this Guide was helpful, and lastly If your cat ABSOLUTELY REFUSES to let you clip his nails, seek help from a professional groomer or a veterinarian!!!!!!
All cats are different, this guide may work for some and well may not for others, just some general information on how to clip your cats nails.