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Claw Clipping/Trimming


Having spent time getting your cat used to having his paws and toes being touched and gently rubbed it now time to trim his claws. Hold him on your knew or beside you or over your friends shoulder, whichever is best for you and your cat - Tim will hold the cat over his shoulder if the cat isn't sure, or cuddle the cat close to him to give the cat confidence. Then, gently resting your cats toes on your fingers putting gentle pressure on the toe unsheath his claw, not forgetting rewarding him with kind words of encouragement. Gently touch the claw clipper to the claw and cut the dead part of the claw off (usually the hooked part). Only cut the tip of the claw, being careful to avoid the sensative quick. If you cut too close and cause bleeding - DON'T PANIC! Place the tip of the bleeding claw into some strong salt solution to stop the bleeding and help prevent infection setting in. NEVER HOLD ON TIGHT TO YOUR CATS PAWS/TOES.

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