I brought my baby to the vets early today to have soft paws put on for the first time. I am wondering what a normal adjustment period is like. I feel like she is very upset. First of all, when the vet was putting them on her she made scary/sad sounds that I didnâ€™t even know a cat could make (and sheâ€™s usually so good getting her claws clipped!). When I got her home I gave her a little extra wet food, which she ate, but she has been really groggy since. She wonâ€™t respond to her favorite toys, which she NEVER ignores. Aside from waking up and excessively grooming, she has basically been sleeping way more than usual (and in her kitty bed, which she hasnâ€™t used since the first week we got her over several months ago). Iâ€™m just feeling really bad because she had only recently started scratching my leather couch in addition to her scratching post and I feel like I have traumatized her. Maybe sheâ€™s just unhappy about the trip to the vet, and it has nothing to do with the soft paws being on her? Or Maybe I'm just paranoid and she's fine! Also, when he clipped her claws and put the caps on, the nail was kind of frayed and it looked like a small sliver of it actually went outside of the cap and broke offâ€¦he said it was fine, but is this normal? Just wondering how anyone else's cats intially reacted. Thanks!!
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2/13/06 at 5:48pm