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On our way to the vet the other day I noticed how bad Luna's claws were cracking. I held her half the way there and I kept finding some chips of them in my lap. I got worried but when I was talking to the vet she just kinda blew it off like no big deal. All She told me was that she was probably sharpening them to much. But I got to thinking if maybe she isn't getting the proper nutrition. I feed her Meow Mix.
Is there something else that would be better for her or am I overreacting to this and the vet is right?
 

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Do you clip your cat's claws? Sometimes if the nailclip is too blunt or the claw too thick, the claw will crake. I find quite a lot claw chips on my cat tree whenevern I vacumme it. And the claws can crack if cats sharpen them too much. It's not a big deal as long as the claws are not bleeding, but if your cat is strickly indoor, I think its still better to clip her claw regularly.

I'm not sure if better food will improve the claw condition (my guess is, it will). But Meow Mix is definitely one of the worst cat food, and it's definitely good for your cat's health if you switch her on better quality stuff. If you continue to feed her Meow Mix, later on you may have more serious problem than cracking claws to worry about :)
 

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She is strictly an outdoor cat besides at night I put her in the garage to keep her safe from larger animals. I hope maybe she'll learn to stop sharpening them so they get better. I'm sure she hasn't noticed but I feel bad for her!

This is obviously my first cat. I've tried researching things like cat food and such but with no real luck. My plan was to change brands a long time ago, I just didn't know to what or where to even start. Any suggestions on what might be better to prevent the other serious problems?
 

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I've tried researching things like cat food and such but with no real luck. My plan was to change brands a long time ago, I just didn't know to what or where to even start. Any suggestions on what might be better to prevent the other serious problems?
A couple excellent resources to start with:

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition :: healthy cat diet, making cat food, litter box, cat food, cat nutrition, cat urinary tract health
Nutrition | Little Big Cat

Don't be put off by the encouragement to feed a homemade or raw diet at those sites, if you want to feed commercially prepared foods they have excellent info on how to choose decent ones.
 

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Thanks! I'll look at this when I have more time to actually sit down. hopefully it'll be helpful
 
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