Cat claw trims

I’m holding Tom’s paw such that I can see this claw. Notice the division between the tip and the quick.

I’m holding Tom’s paw such that I can see this claw. Notice the division between the tip and the quick.

Cats need to have their claws trimmed about once every 10 to 14 days. Make sure you’re only getting the tip, and not the pinkish part called the quick.

You can find cat nail clippers like these at your pet supply store. Never use human nail clippers to trim a cat’s claws, as this may result in injury.

You can find cat nail clippers like these at your pet supply store. Never use human nail clippers to trim a cat’s claws, as this may result in injury.

I recommend only using a pair of nail clippers designed for cats. 

To make trimming claws easier, you can use the kitty burrito method. This involves wrapping your cat gently in a towel with their head sticking out and bringing out each paw in its turn for nail trimming.

Kitty burrito example.

Kitty burrito example.