Friday, May 24, 2013

How To Clip A Crazy Cat's Nails

First you have to catch him, because some how he some 6th sense that tells him you want to trim his razor-sharp, surgical scalpels. Then you wrap him firmly in a blanket so he can't bite you or get in one last swipe with his untrimmed paw.  Reach in the blanket and pull out a leg, any leg, front or back, the point is to get a nail descalpelized.
Then quick grab his paw and clip.  If you are lucky you might get a whole paw done or just one nail before he sucks it back in.  We find that about four attempts is all we get before he turns into a Tasmanian Devil and you have to put him down.  Wait a couple weeks, this cat has a long memory, until his guard is down a little bit and try for the rest of them.


jugglingpaynes said...

I know how you feel. We have three that hate having their nails clipped and two who are indifferent. One of the ones that doesn't mind actually likes to watch us clip the claws of the others. Not sure if he does it because he wants to supervise or if he just wants to watch his housemates squirm. :o)

Peace and Laughter!


I have discovered kitty treats work the best!!!!
I show miss gracie that I have some treats--then pick a paw and clip--
she stills likes to 'pretend' she doesn't like it--but allows me to hold the paw and clip for the most part--but you only get to do one paw--then a couple treats and you tease her with more treats to get the other paw done!!!!
I have never clipped her back ones--
it's the front ones that are bad!!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

no spring chicken said...

That was terrifying! Being the proud owner of a 'lioness' that gave me chills.. :)

Blessings, Debbie