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Claw Clipping Comes For Cats, Too


Nail trims aren't just for the canines as many cats could use a good clipping, too. Surprised? Much like licking vs. bathing, felines can do a pretty good job of keeping their nails worn down all by themselves with those nifty scratchers out there.

In case you want a different way to bond, or think she could use a shorter set, here's a simple way to play with your pet and help her be prepared for a claw cut. Knead your kitty's paws one at a time to get her used to being touched and extend and retract her claws. It's important not to make it into a game so she knows not to bat or swat but more soothing as if you're offering a hand paw massage. That way, if you need to do the deed — or seek professional help — she'll be used to handshake action beforehand.

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