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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:03 pm 
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Debbie, the scratching post will remove the old cells of the claw. Raiden uses his scratchers several times during the day and his claws looks great. It's like giving the cat a bath -- they do that themselves. Anything they can do themselves that relieves me of doing it for them -- I am in favor of .....


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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:07 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Debbie, the scratching post will remove the old cells of the claw. Raiden uses his scratchers several times during the day and his claws looks great. It's like giving the cat a bath -- they do that themselves. Anything they can do themselves that relieves me of doing it for them -- I am in favor of .....


I have noticed the 'sheath' coming off his nails to maybe he is taking care of them enough himself by using his scratching posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:16 am 
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why stressing a cat for no reasons?
I don't trim and I'm against that....


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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:53 am 
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Jim86 wrote:
why stressing a cat for no reasons?
I don't trim and I'm against that....


That's what I am trying to figure out whether I am stressing him for no reason.

He's an indoor cat so I was worried his nails would grow round into his paw if I didn't trim them. Some of his nails get extremely long and it looks uncomfortable for him.

They are also extremely sharp! Muskey has a habit (which is very endearing) of putting his paw in our face when he wants feeding or attention and often scratches our faces with his sharp little claws.

Dh seems to have less trouble trimming his claws than I do so if I continue I'll probably get him to do it.

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RIP my sweet baby Dexter, Snow Bengal 19/5/14 to 5/3/15 and my lovely dear old friend Muskey, Brown Burmese put to rest aged 15 on 14/11/15.

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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:45 am 
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Eggman wrote:
Jim86 wrote:
why stressing a cat for no reasons?
I don't trim and I'm against that....


That's what I am trying to figure out whether I am stressing him for no reason.

He's an indoor cat so I was worried his nails would grow round into his paw if I didn't trim them. Some of his nails get extremely long and it looks uncomfortable for him.

They are also extremely sharp! Muskey has a habit (which is very endearing) of putting his paw in our face when he wants feeding or attention and often scratches our faces with his sharp little claws.

Dh seems to have less trouble trimming his claws than I do so if I continue I'll probably get him to do it.


Don't you have scratching posts? Mine is always scratching on it and her nails are perfect


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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:38 pm 
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Sometimes old cats need a little help though. My very old cat sox, who was 22 when she died, stopped grooming and scratching on her post properly when she was about 17. From them on I groomed her coat and clipped her nails or they would get caught in furniture etc when she jumped off which could have resulted in injury. If Muskey scratches a lot himself then he probably is ok without trimming, but as you said, you definitely don't want claws growing into pads. When he punctures your face with his claws he is just giving you a very gentle reminder to FEED ME NOW :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:01 pm 
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If the nails are trimmed properly, it will take them a month to grow and get sharp again. Actually, it took Raiden 6 weeks to get his back to normal. He's always doing air biscuits, so I can view his claws and they look fine to me. I hate stressing out a cat! And I know this is something they do not enjoy (for the most part).


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 Post subject: Re: Trimming Claws
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:39 pm 
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Jim86 wrote:
Eggman wrote:
Jim86 wrote:
why stressing a cat for no reasons?
I don't trim and I'm against that....



Don't you have scratching posts? Mine is always scratching on it and her nails are perfect


Yes he does and uses them all the time.

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