It’s one of the most controversial topics when you and your family first bring a new furry family member into your home. To claw, or not to claw? In this blog, we will be outlining all of the details surrounding the regular cat claw clipping techniques and frequency in which they should be clipped. We hope you enjoy this informational article and please comment below with any questions you may have and we are more than happy to respond to you and get you a personalized answer or advice for your furry friend.
Did you know that on average, cats should have their claws trimmed every 2-3 weeks depending on how quick they grow back? Given that this is quite frequent, it’s ideal to get into a pattern and determine if it makes sense for you as a cat owner to clip them yourself or take them to a veterinarian to do them for you.
Personal or professional?
It’s completely up to your comforter level, but there are pros and cons to both personally clipping your cat's claws versus going to your local trusted professional for those services as well! We do suggest that if you are any type of hesitant about trimming or cutting the claws yourself, visit a trusted professional. If you are hesitant, there’s a higher chance that you may unintentionally clip them incorrectly and cause stress on both you and your cat.
Is it painful?
Depending on who you ask, there seems to be some controversy surrounding the idea of clipping and trimming cat claws. If you have a particular comfort level with your cat, then there should be no problem with you trimming or cutting your cat's claws. Contrary to popular belief, this is actually very painless for the cat or cats in question and is very similar to clipping or trimming nails as cat owners tend to do.
What tools are needed?
It’s completely up to you! Just like your hairdresser has his or her own set of tools to cut or clip your hair, it’s always a good idea to find the best tools that you believe do the best job of trimming down your cat's claws. PetFul.com suggests five top types of clippers to use. These include: Scissor-Type Trimmers, Nail Clippers for Dogs and Cats, Guillotine-Style Clippers, Human Nail Clippers and in some instances, a Dremel. Again, these are all good starting points to have to work with.