Choosing Cat Paw Nail Clippers

There is more than one type of cat nail trimmer available, and this can be an overwhelming problem if you have no idea what you’re looking at. Following are some categories for you to choose:

Guillotine: Small guillotine nail trimmers have two blades with a hole in the middle that snip together when you push the handle. They’re slightly larger, but they snip the nail quickly once you get it in position.

Grinder: Nail grinders are much more popular with cat parents who are afraid of cutting the quick and want to get a rounded edge. It features fine-grit sandpaper that can slowly grinds layers of cat nail off to a smooth edge.

Pliers: Pliers are a style of nail trimmer that has more durable blades and handles which are capable of cutting thicker nails. You’ll get two blades that look like scissors with a slightly rounded edge.

Scissors: Scissor nail trimmers feature two or three four-inch blades with rounded edges that snip the ends of your cat nail away.

Wait for the Right Opportunity

You need to wait for the right opportunity. You should pick a time when your cat is feeling relaxed and comfortable, such as when it’s just coming out of a nap, getting ready to nap, or calmly resting on its favorite surface during the day. Another good time for nail trimming is after your cat has eaten and is feeling sleepy and content. Don’t try to trim your cat nail right after play time, when it’s hungry, when it’s restless and running around.

Position Your Cat and Cut the Nails

Place you cat in the “nail-trimming position” with its rear on your lap and its back towards you; Hold the clippers in your one hand and hold your cat’s paw in the other. Gently squeeze the top and bottom of your cat’s paw to extend the claw.

Find the quick.

Be sure you know where the quick is before you attempt to cut the nail, which looks like a small, pinkish triangle inside the nail. You should first cut just the tip of the nails, and as you get more comfortable, you can cut closer to the quick, but never cut all the way to the quick or you can hurt him make nails bleed.

Trimming your cat nail can be an excellent time to bond with your cat if you do it correctly, but it takes time and patience on your part to get your cat ready for it. If you can not hold your cat by yourself, you can find a friend or your parents to help you trim your cat.

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