Cat Nail Trimming - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 55
Cat Nail Trimming

You all probably know about this as cat owners, but I thought I would share it for some newbies out there.

I have a male who is less than a year old. He has a vertical scratching post (I see him using this.), horizontal on the floor scratching box, and another vertical scratching post on another floor of the home. I take him every four to six weeks to get his nails trimmed. I have found that rescue groups, vet offices, and groomers do this. I almost never have to make an appointment. I call and walk in within thirty minutes and it is over in about ten to fifteen minutes. I have found that vets are the most expensive at ten to twelve dollars a visit. Groomers can be as cheap as five dollars a visit. Rescues are free or ask for a small donation.

You can also do it yourself, but I am unable to get him to sit still for me.


I have furniture I love and cringe at scratching, but I have found that posts and regular nail trims are big helps for me! When the nails are short, he almost never scratches. When they are normal, he looks for things to scratch. At this point, I have no issues with furniture as long as I use these two things. It will be interesting to see, if this continues to be a good strategy. For now, it has been a good plan.

Last edited by marie73; 01-27-2015 at 02:16 PM.
orangekitty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Premier Cat
 
catloverami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,138
It's a good plan if it works, and it seems to for you.
Have you trying clipping his nails while he's asleep? Do only a couple at once rather than all at one time. You can also try to clip his nails on a bathroom counter, have treats ready nearby. Just talk to him gently all the time, and aim to do a few at a time, then given him a treat. He may in time come to view nail clipping as something to look forward to, and save you some $$$.

"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
catloverami is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome