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HOW TO TRIM YOUR CAT’S TOENAILS

posted by Dr. Deb on November 17th, 2011 in Cats

 

 

 

 

 

Tips:

  • Put the kitty in YOUR space– up on a table/ counter/ washing machine
  • Have a second person help keep kitty in one place if you are inexperienced
  • Practice gently pinching the toe tips, pulling the covering sheath of skin up the leg away from nail tip to “uncover” the nail
  • Regardless of type of trimmer you use, trim off only the “hook” of the nail, avoiding the pink quick in the nail– that’s where the blood vessel and nerve live.

Arm yourself with the right equipment: 

                                                                                        
                                                                        

 

                             

 

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