Doing my kittens nail myself?
i have a 8 week old kitten who is really cute HOWEVER i'm getting a lot of obnoxious scratches all over my hands and i'm starting to look ridiculous.
right immediately i use the nail file on her claws but i really don't want to pay to catch her declawed so is it ok for me to use regular human nail clippers on her...til i can pay to get her declawed
As far as declawing - its is mutilation. You will do far more harm to your kitten if you declaw. She may bite you more, or pelt in fear and she may stop using the litter pan and start peeing on your clothes, bed and any other place.
Sometimes nail can grow back and be deformed, twisted into her skin and cause her more pain. The cat cannot preserve themselves and they lose some of their balance when declawed.
If you love your kitten, you will not get her declawed. Here's a website that explains what really happens and why you should not do it.
it's all wrong. nail clippers will trademark her nails all jagged.
also surrounded by all animals there's something in there staple that causes great pain when clipped or broken. take her to the vet do something, basically don't do her nails yourself unless you get that pedicure thing for pets. Just stop clipping them!
also whether she will be an outdoor cat, or outdoor/indoor you can't get her totally declawed, you can get her nails trimmed but not totally declawed unless she is going to be a total indoor cat.
The best time to clip cats nail is when they're sleeping.
Don't cut past the quick(that's the pink part of the nail).
If possible ask someone to help you hold the kitten down so you can product accurate cuts.
Please please please don't get her declawed! It's a horrible procedure.
Please read this.
Yes, just make certain not to cut the quick. Cut the nails in a okay lit area, and you will see a red shadow, that is full of blood vessels and nerves so it will bleed and be raw if you cut that. You may want someone to help you since the cat won't like anyone grabbed like that.
There is also a product called SoftPaws, which is a plastic covering for the staple. They fall off, but I don't think they are that expensive and it will freshly become part of your routine. Your vet or a groomer can help teach you how to put them on right. I own heard the colored ones are better because you can easily see when one as fallen bad.
Don't de-claw. Cats scratch, don't pick up your cat if it doesn't like it and swot to tell when it is about to scratch and urgently leave. It may start to bite once it realizes it can't get you absent with the claws, and you can't trim or cover the teeth. Just watch and listen to your cat, the scratching is a closing resort and I am sure there are some cues that your cat isn't in the mood to be bothered. it isn't unprejudiced to amputate her because you don't want her to fight back when she wants to be not here alone.
I'm afraid I'm jumping on the bandwagon here about de-clawing. Please, try ALL other option before you choose such a drastic alternative. You will probably find that she grows out of much of the rough, baby play that gives you minor injury immediately. Get her a good scratching post so you won't have to verbs about your possessions and if you still have a small problem beside her claws, then try what I have successfully used for about 9 years in a minute. Soft-Paws for cats. www.softpaws.com They work on every cat I've seen. All three of my cats wear them and don't bother with them at all and I put them on myself. My vet techs love me and so does my leather furniture. All my local rescue organization recommend them as well.
De-clawing causes a great deal of psychological trauma to cats and have a bad habit of altering their personalities for the worse. Not singular that, but in some cases the claw tries to regrow, embedding itself painfully into the foot. It's a cruel and mostly unnecessary procedure next to all the other options out there. Please simply use it as an absolute last resort. Good luck.
Sure of late clip off the very end. And go and get a scratching post. Declawing is normally for people who don't school themselves on pet ownership. Just you asking the question shows you care about your cat. Rub it next to catnip and praise her. This will keep her claws scratching that instead of your facade.
yes human pin clippers would work or to make it easier use rabbit clippers as they are easier when the kitten is wriggling around. And dont get your cat de clawed its really cruel when you could just verbs clipping them.
Please don't declaw your cat. A cats nails is part of its bone structure I read that declawed cats are generally really shy too.
Really do some research into declawing and it's traumatizing effects for the cat before you do something as mutilating as that!
Get her declawed really childish or don't do it at all. Also, quit playing rough with your kitty. It is your own fault you enjoy scratches on your hands.