i have an indoor/outdoor cat. her nails are very sharp, but i have not clipped them because i want her to have a good defense outside should she run into any trouble (which she never has before and she stays in the apartment complex, but just in case). however...during play her nails are like weapons (ive bled many a time) and when she stretches out and claws on the carpet she always tends to pull out a string or two. im afraid to cut them because i want her to have her defenses...but i really want to cut them so that she is not do destructive and painful. what should i do?