Originally Posted by dandi
Thanks. I'm pretty good with the whole nail clipping thing actually. Did it for my sweet Shady 15 yrs before he passed, just didn't know when to start for babies.
I thought it sounded like you did, why I asked instead of jumping in with directions.
Originally Posted by cjh27
why don't you simply remove the things they get cought up into?
Grown up cats don't really need their claws clipped so there isn't really a need to train them at a young age- once they're a bit older you won't have this problem anymore.
This is not true, actually. An adult cat's nails can grow very long and cause quite a lot of problems for the cat. Nails that are too long can interfere with walking, or grow right around into the pad. Or, like kittens, the claws get caught in upholstery, blankets and carpet.
I clip my adult cats' nails every six weeks or so.
In addition, as I said before, it's good for kittens to be socialized and get used to being handled by humans at an early age. It can save a lot of trouble later, if the cat should need medicating or other treatments.