I have 2 kitties, both still have their claws. I'm concerned b/c my younger kitty's claws look unhealthy to me. My other's cat's claws shed off in thin layers on the sides, and leave a normal looking lcaw underneath. The other one's claws look as if they're cracked into thirds, and when the sides split off, it seems to expose raw, soft flesh (the quick?). Somtimes they also bend at the tip, and later the tip (about 2 mm)will come off w/ the sides like a shell. It has gotten to where I don't trim her claws anymore b/c I'm afraid of making it worse. I don't know if this is some nutritional deficiency (she was a very starved and skinny stray when I got her), or if it is b/c she scratches excessively-besides scratching on the post, carpet, etc, she does this weird thing where she scratches whatever she is laying on the entire time that she bathes herself-really weird, I know. Also annoying when she does it to me! I only have the other one to compare w/, so this could be normal but I'm not sure. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated!
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12/13/01 at 7:26pm