Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
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?