Does Bastet have plenty for her to scratch around the house?
I have never had to clip a cats claws but then mine go outside, so I don't have any experience with indoor kitties. I would imagine if there is plenty of things around for them to scratch their claws should keep down naturally?
If I did have to get them done I would take them to a vets, but I can imagine the whole experience could be unpleasant for both cat and vet! If I even tried with Tosca I am sure I'd end up with some pretty nasty scratches.
Mine get theirs trimmed every two weeks. They are outdoor/indoor also, but there are varying situations.
B.B. is getting on a bit, and she doesn't do all the running and climbing around that she used to do. You can hear her 'click, click, click' across the floor and quite frankly it drives me batty so, I clip them. Plus the older they get the thicker the claws get if they aren't groomed there's the damage of splitting, along with them going ingrown.
Belle seems to voluntarily stay inside most of the time. She's free to go out, but it's not her thing. She would sooner hang out with me, and whatever I'm doing, OR catch up on her beauty sleep. LOL
So, she needs to get hers trimmed because she doesn't keep them short through climbing and scratching on trees and gravel and stuff.
Sadie is the only cat I've known that must dip her toes in Mirical Grow! I've never seen little claws that grow so fast. LOL By the end of the second week some of the claws are veeeery long, thin and SHARP! Like honest to goodness needles!! Since she DOES love her outdoors, I make sure that nothing is too long to get caught and ripped out because, as you can easily imagine, that is a nasty experience. A real bloody mess.. literally.
When B.B. was younger I trimmed them once in a while, but didn't keep any kind of schedule on it. She took care of them naturally trough being outside. It was mostly the winter months where she would get the odd trim.