Trimming the claws of an annoyed cat.
I enjoy the challenge of claw trims. Keeping the cat still can be a game of skill and imagination! It’s hard to be more clever than a cat when it comes to keeping them from getting away during a claw trimming session. Some gentle restraint techniques I’ve used: No restraint. Just put the cat on a counterContinue reading “Trouble holding cat for claw trim?”
A claw thorn is a claw growing into a cat’s paw pad. Much like a thorn, an untrimmed claw can pierce the paw. Ouch!!
Yoga. Jiu Jitsu. Moving 3-dimensionally. Cats twist their body in ways we can’t even begin to do. Cats use extreme flexibility to get the upper paw. If I’m thinking like a human, two-dimensionally, I’m not going to get those claws trimmed. The cat is not a piece of paper or a brick. The catContinue reading “Holding a cat who’s not into being held”
To get the claw trimmers, Four Paws Cat Grooming Claw Clipper
I get to be the bad guy. You get to be the hero who hands out treats. File under “reasons cat groomers exist”. I love this little cat. She USUALLY loves me.
If you are scared to trim your cat’s claws, that’s okay. Claws are pointy, so your fear is understandable. If you are afraid to irritate your cat by combing through her fur, that’s okay. Some cats aren’t easy to comb. YOU don’t have to do these things, but if you want to take good careContinue reading “Don’t let anxiety stop you from caring for your cat”
Imagine what it would be like if a hairdresser pulled on your grandmother’s arms and legs while doing her hair. Would your grandmother be happy or upset? Would you feel good about the situation, or would you feel worried? Grooming the older, matted cat poses challenges which are distinct from the challenges involved in groomingContinue reading “Arthritis in older cats & grooming matted seniors”