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    It's a best way to trim the claws of cats.....
    cindigal posted:
    I have 2 male cats and I don't drive to take them to the groomers. I do have the special tool to clip their claws but dangit....I thought I was fairly strong but I can not get hold of them to try to clip their claws....which incidentally, I am getting thru bandages like crazy cause their claws are getting long. When we play, Im probablya glutten for punishment cause either I in the wrong time and tease them in a playful way and I get scratched one way or another. Is there a certain way to clip their claws so I wont like scratching

    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
    Based on the number of clients who bring their cats to us to trim their claws, it's not easy. It's always best to start when they're kittens so they get used to it, but patience helps with any cat. If someone's around to hold your cat while you trim their claws, it's much easier. For one person, try trimming one claw when they're asleep. If they wake up and fuss, don't make a big deal of it. The idea is to slowly get them used to the idea. I know clients who trim one claw each night. By the time they've done all 18 claws, it's time to start over again!

    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
    The Cat Doctor
    Board Certified in Feline Practice

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