How to trim cat claws correctly
Domestic cats, not being able to grind claws in the wild, need constant correction of their length. Is this mandatory? The answer is Yes. And this is for two reasons. First, the long claws can harm you and your children, when you play with an animal, and secondly, the claws can grow into the fingers of the little animals and to hurt her. Of course, if you keep your cat in a country house, and she can go outside, it's not necessary.
To properly trim the claws is hard work. Not only that, the animal just will not give you a hand, so even this procedure has its own peculiarities. In this article we'll show you how to cut cat claws.
What do we need?
- Nail file.
- Veterinary guillotine cutters.
- A styptic pencil.
- A piece of soap.
How to cut cat claws? Phase 1
Training. To perform this procedure, you need another person. His mission will be to hold the animal at the time, how will you trim the claws. So take on hand your pet and place it in a comfortable position on a table or on your lap. Please note that if the animal showing strong aggression and is unable to sit quietly even for a few minutes, discard the procedure, shortening clutches, as there is a risk that you will cause cat damage.
How to cut cat claws? Stage 2
Once seated animal, immediately proceed to business. To claw appeared from behind the pads slightly at her push. Next, carefully examine it and determine where the end of blood vessels and nerve tissue (pulp). To ignore them is simple, if it is transparent, otherwise, you will have to cut off a small part. From the pulp need to retreat 2 mm, and using the pliers to separate excess part of the claw. The tool must be kept straight and perpendicular to the stem. The cut should also be flat, not slanted, otherwise there is a risk that the claw will stratify.
How to cut cat claws? Step 3
Stop the blood after damage to the pulp. I sincerely hope that this stage will not come. If you miscalculated where the pulp in the cat, and touched the blood vessels, then use a styptic pencil. In its absence, you can use a normal gauze. If bleeding is severe and stop it does not work, try to sprinkle talcum powder on the wound and stick a claw in a piece of soap. In the absence of effect from these actions should immediately contact a veterinarian.
How much to trim nails of the cat?
If you have decided that to cut the claws the cat can't, or your pet is behaving restless and not given to you, please contact the veterinary clinic. This procedure is carried out for little money (from 300 to 800 rubles). The professionals will trim the claws of your cat quickly and efficiently.
Tips and advice on how to trim nails of the cat
- Cats need to be accustomed to this procedure from a young age.
- Do the procedure so that the animal was a pleasure to pet him in the process of cutting, treat treat.
- Regular trimming claws does not constitute a waiver of scratching posts.