Originally Posted by Androdz
No offense ya'll, I did not know how severe the proceedure was
I am going the scratching post rout and will see where things go from there.
I clip my dogs nails all the time and though removal would be fairly simple. Thanks for the insite
Phew! One more cat owner who has seen the light!
As you already clip your dog's nails, you should easily be able to learn how to clip your cat's nails as well. It's the same concept, and I think it's easier to see how far down to go on cats as well. This will help as you continue to train your cat to use the scratching post, and it saves your skin, too!
Just be sure when shopping for a cat post to get one that is tall enough. The little 12 inch ones they sell at many stores are usually not tall enough for a cat to really stretch out on as they like to do. DH and I got a very nice cat tree on ebay for less than half the price of the cat trees they sell at PetSmart/PetCo, and it is big enough that they will be able to enjoy it their whole lives!