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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 04:27 PM
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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 $$$.

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