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Hi

Being a first time cat owner I have spend the last few weeks (since I got my kitten) reading books and browsing websites looking for hints and tips on looking after cats!

One section I've been reading tonight told you how to clip their claws, avoiding the quick...

Ok, now this scares me...am I supposed to learn how to do this? Or is this something the vet does? Or does it even need doing??

Stella is only 10 weeks at the moment and once she has been neutered she will be allowed outside...will this be enough to wear her claws down naturally? She used her scratch pole (and my settees...) daily but her claws are extremely sharp.

Thanks in advance x
 

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I thought I wouldn't have to clip our indoor cat's claws since she uses her scratching posts a lot, but someone on here recommended it and I must say, her kneading is a lot less painful now! Sorry that I can't advise on outdoor cats.

I'd have a look at online guides on how to do it. Some people say to use specialist clippers, others use human clippers. I'm used to clipping rats' tiny claws so I found Yuki's a cinch! I found it best to do it when she's relaxed and sleepy - much easier :thumbsup:

Your vet could do it too, if you didn't fancy it.
 

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Yes, you probably will!! You could get the vet/vet nurse to show you how the first time which should make it easier!!

I prefer cat specific clippers as they're angled better!!
 

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I have outdoor cats and until they were neutered and allowed out their claws were sharp!

Now they are just about right. I don't trim them as I think they need to be able to defend themselves.

I did used to trim my older cat's claws when she was about 14 onwards ( also outdoor cat), as they became very very long and she couldn't retract them in those final days.
 

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Thanks for that...I will look into clippers etc so I have some idea!

Trip to vets booked for 2nd jabs next week so I'll ask them when I'm there...she keeps getting stuck on blankets and rugs so think they may need a little trim! :)
 
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