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Is it okay to trim front claws?

post #1 of 9
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I have the 2 deaf cats and thankfully they are not declawed, but their claws are sooo long and sharp, is it okay to trim the tips of the front claws? I regularly trim their back claws but I wasnt sure if its okay to do their front claws?
post #2 of 9
It's more than fine to do the front claws. Actually most people trim the front and skip the back. It helps to keep them from getting stuck on linnen or carpet.
post #3 of 9
Yup, most the time when people refer to "trimming their cats claws" they are actually talking about the front ones and not the back ones.

I have to do both, my 3 cats are very frisky and rumbunctious. There's been many times when they come streaking down the hallway to fly into our laps and they miss a little and they dig their front and back claws into our legs to hold on to not fall off! *sigh*
Asim has ripped a whole in one of my brand new pair of jeans from doing this.
post #4 of 9
do it while they're sleeping!! It's a whole lot easier!
post #5 of 9
I have never trimmed Whisker's claws. Is this something that must be done??? I am way too nervous to do that but just curious to hear if it's necessary or can I just leave them alone?
post #6 of 9
Whiskers mom:

Well... No it's not always necessary. A lot of people do it, because they don't want their cat accidently scratching them or other pets, or ruining furnature!

I trim my cats claws because they are SOOOO rambunctious and aren't always as gentle with their claws when they are rip roaring and flying through the air, lol.
post #7 of 9
Thanks Angel...I know it may have sounded like a weird question but.....I've never given that much thought. I guess she's just never given me much heartache over damage and/or scratching.

Our basement walls are made of old barnboards. Whiskers has a blast on those walls and seems love her "scratching" walls. She does not damage furnitue at all.....lucky me!
post #8 of 9
I trim my cats front claws on a regular basis. I hardly ever do the back. They dont get as sharp.
post #9 of 9
I also trim my kitties' claws, front only. The back ones never seem to need trimming.

I find that if I let them see the trimmer and sniff it, they squirm less and let me finish the job with less complaining.
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