Do you clip your cat’s nails or do you take them to the vet to have it done? When a Floppycats’ reader posted about this subject a few weeks ago on Facebook, it made me think to do a blog post about it. I clip Charlie and Triggs’s nails myself – they aren’t crazy about it, but tolerate it. Rags never seemed to care – just sat there until I was done.
Here are some tips I have heard over the years:
- Wrap your kitty in a towel, so they have less mobility and cannot stratch you, but you can still access each paw, one at a time.
- Wake them up when they have been sleeping for awhile – they don’t have as much energy and might be less inclined to care.
- Do one paw a day or do as many paws as you can and save the remaining paws for the next day.
When I did the reviews for some cat clippers, I cut Charlie and Trigg’s nails like I always do – you can see those videos below:
Here’s a video of my mom cutting Caymus’ nails for another product review – Caymus cares about it just as much as Rags did – in other words, not at all!
These clippers remain my favorite clippers – JW Pet GripSoft Cat Nail Clippers
What are your favorite clippers and why? Do you have tips on how to cut your kitty’s nails?
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,