Having received lots of helpful and interesting replies to a previous question, I have another one. My recently adopted adult cat has always been a house cat. I can’t say I checked her claws when I first got her, but in retrospect I think her claws had been trimmed. On the whole I am reluctant to trim Kitty-Wu’s claws, which she obviously considers her crowning glory, but wonder if it is necessary to do so to avoid claws growing into her pads, which is what worries me. She is active in the house, but it is carpeted. She plays with toys, scratches her post, and scratches at the carpet and at the bathroom door when I am in there - all of which gives them some wear. She has never scratched me, and and I don’t mind her scratching my furniture - an eventuality I factored in when I got her. But recently I’ve noticed her claws snagging on things, which must be annoying for her, and I sometimes have to unhook her from my clothes to put her down. Yesterday I did experiment with cutting a couple of claws with animal scissors. She gave me some gentle warning nips to indicate she disapproved, so I stopped. As I said, I don’t want to trim her claws, but by not doing so am I risking them becoming over-grown and hurting her paws?