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how often to trim the nails of the cats?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
how often do u guys cut the nails of your cats??? j/w
post #2 of 27
I trim them about every 7 days or so.
post #3 of 27
Same here.
post #4 of 27
Once a month here!
post #5 of 27
At least once a month, sooner if blood is drawn!
post #6 of 27
When they get sharp, usually about every 2 weeks.
post #7 of 27
Every one to two weeks.

Katie
post #8 of 27
Once a week or as needed, which is usually sooner because they grow really quickly!
post #9 of 27
My girls have their manicure once a week.
post #10 of 27
Every two weeks or more often if needed.
post #11 of 27
If I'm being honest I've never trimmed a cats nails in my life.

And with Anya, I wouldn't fancy my chances at surviving the experience unless I first shot her from across the road with a dart gun.
post #12 of 27
They get checked and trimmed as needed once a week.


Gareth - I'll bet I can trim your cats nails - I've done many so called "impossible to cut the nails on my cat" cat! I had to sit on my sister's cat one time, but he got them done and didn't draw blood either
post #13 of 27
REALLY???? I`ve never trimmed mine either! Why is it that they need to be trimmed??? Just curious!
post #14 of 27
they get trimmed whenever they start to hurt me when the cat is kneading... Cable gets trimmed more often than Java, because she kneads me more & i notice it!
post #15 of 27
Both my cats are pretty laidback when it comes to getting their claws trimmed, which is fortunate, because I swear Spike's claws grow back the instant they're trimmed!

For the most part, although I wish I could say we kept a schedule, we don't. We trim the cats' claws when we notice they're A) sticking to things (us, the carpet, etc.) or B) clawing the furniture incessantly, usually their hint to us that it's time for the pedicure. With Spike, who scratches the furniture more often than his brother, and whose claws grow back at an alarming speed, the pedicure happens every two weeks or so. With Oz, it can be more than a month before we notice his claws are getting long, and usually we notice because he tried to leap up on me and I'm bleeding!
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
i c. thnx guys
post #17 of 27
About every 2 weeks. Though Molly Hates it
post #18 of 27
I trim the babies every weekend.. Most of the time not all their nails need a trimming, but we are trying to do it weekly while they are babies so they get used to it... we often end up snipping only a few nails each week... some seem to grow faster than others!
post #19 of 27
When I first got my clippers, the package suggested clipping once a month! Hah! After a week and a half I was sick of getting punctured with tiny little needles!

Definately needed to trim more often than that...I just tend to get a few claws at a time, depending on how playful my baby wants to be. I trimmed a week old kittens claws the other day - It was hurting when she was clawing (not intentionally!) at my face!
post #20 of 27
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REALLY???? I`ve never trimmed mine either! Why is it that they need to be trimmed??? Just curious!
They should be trimmed at least once a month so they don't get ingrown nails. As cats get older and don't use things to scratch on they can get ingrown nails. usually a cat who can use a scratching post kind of takes care of this himself. However, to keep your cat from clinging to you, or scratching you, it's a good idea to trim them.
post #21 of 27
When kneading starts to hurt me or I hear from their voices that play fighting stars to hurt them.
post #22 of 27
At least once a month here!
post #23 of 27
Don`t they just resharpen them as soon as you clip them????
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Gareth - I'll bet I can trim your cats nails - I've done many so called "impossible to cut the nails on my cat" cat! I had to sit on my sister's cat one time, but he got them done and didn't draw blood either
Hey, can I fly you out of Minnesota for that LOL??? Napoleon is the squirmiest cat around, even if we try to do it after he naps, forget it!!! He is so hyperactive it's not even funny. Off to the groomer he goes (who does it for $20, that includes a tip)...Cassie we can pretty trick to do hers...just entice her with treats, but give them to her after she's done. She cries a little but she's a trouper

Oh and to answer the OP, once a month for both kitties. Napoleon is going onto five weeks, but hopefully my boyfriend will be able to take him today to the groomers. She is good, he's in and out in less than 5 minutes
post #25 of 27
I have never heard of this, either. Maisey does not have her front claws, so do the backclaws need trimmed, too? Sometimes I will find what looks like shells of her claws lying around the apartment. I was wondering if this is normal, and what these are?
post #26 of 27
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Don`t they just resharpen them as soon as you clip them????
Yeah, but it takes a few weeks for them to get sharp again.
post #27 of 27
Try to do them once every 1-2 weeks, but generally when I feel they are getting a bit sharp. Have noticed that their back claws rarely need doing. I am rather good at cutting them, and I have cut a few cats claws to the astonishment of their owners!! Re ingrowing claws - I never knew about cutting claws, so Snowy's only got done when she went to the vets. She rarely went out and my neighbour told me scratching posts were a waste of time, so needless to say, two of hers grew into her pad. My neighbour got them out, but I have been very strict on checking claws now, as I felt so guilty.
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