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Hi there,
How do I know when my kitten's claws have gotten too long and it's time for a trim? I notice that when he's got his claws retracted, they still show a little bit. Does that mean they're too long?

I'm brand new to cat ownership, and I was so proud of myself when I clipped his claws the first time! Hey, I'm easily amused....

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I'm not sure exactly how long they should be before you trim them, but I trim my Clover's nails as soon as she starts hurting me with her kneading on my arm. She's so great about nail-trimming; as soon as I touch her paws it puts her right to sleep and she is just perfect about letting me finish clipping them.
 

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Jeanie said:
I don't have a specific schedule. I clip them when I notice they're getting a bit long or sharp. Then I do both cats-one after another.
Same here. I just do a check every so often, and clip the one or two that have grown faster than the other nails.
 
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