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    Cutting cats nails!

    Hi,
    Our cat needs its nails cut but we can't do it as she won't let us! Will a vet take care of this job? She's an indoor cat and getting on towards 13yrs of age and won't use a scratching post ect. Thanks for any advice given,
    Mike.

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    Yes the vet will do it for you. I used to pay £10 for mine to be done but I get them done for nothing now as i am on a payment plan.

    Poor cat

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    you may want to try your local gp practise 1st

    sassie;5240102

    you may want to try your local gp practise 1st



    lol

    i usualy get throu 3 vets and 2 angle grinders a week

    She might let the vet or might not,maybe she get scared though and just let them do them and be out of there.
    I take my budgie for his beak and it was £3 last time,so cats nails will be more,maybe £10-15.

    Any chance a vet could amputate my cats paws to stop the ******s pulling the carpet and couch to pieces??

    Original Poster

    They are annoying her when she walks, so just want them cut no matter what the cost really. How often will she need them done? Its the first time in 13yrs!

    Chiptivo;5240149

    Any chance a vet could amputate my cats paws to stop the ******s pulling … Any chance a vet could amputate my cats paws to stop the ******s pulling carpet and couch to pieces??



    How mean. You can get behavior spray for cats. it's citrus scented and it helps stop them scratching where it isn't wanted. Then you can get spray cat nip and put that on their scratching post.

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    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5240123

    She might let the vet or might not,maybe she get scared though and just … She might let the vet or might not,maybe she get scared though and just let them do them and be out of there.I take my budgie for his beak and it was £3 last time,so cats nails will be more,maybe £10-15.


    What if she does'nt let the vet do them?

    bellabonkers;5240169

    How mean. You can get behavior spray for cats. it's citrus scented and it … How mean. You can get behavior spray for cats. it's citrus scented and it helps stop them scratching where it isn't wanted. Then you can get spray cat nip and put that on their scratching post.




    Really.. Rep given...

    Is this a ebay type purchase, or vet/shop?

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    mikelamb;5240173

    What if she does'nt let the vet do them?



    then they'll be as long as they are now, this has to be a **** take thread

    mikelamb;5240161

    They are annoying her when she walks, so just want them cut no matter … They are annoying her when she walks, so just want them cut no matter what the cost really. How often will she need them done? Its the first time in 13yrs!



    Has she just stopped using the scratching post? or recently become a house cat? I don't have my cats done very often at all and she's a house cat. I just check them over now and then. I maybe have them done twice a year, however she does use her post and my door mat! lol

    mikelamb;5240173

    What if she does'nt let the vet do them?



    You hold her..the vet will cut them. they will manage.

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    bellabonkers;5240185

    Has she just stopped using the scratching post? or recently become a … Has she just stopped using the scratching post? or recently become a house cat? I don't have my cats done very often at all and she's a house cat. I just check them over now and then. I maybe have them done twice a year, however she does use her post and my door mat! lol


    She's always been an indoor cat but has stopped using the carpet and furniture as nail cutters! I can only think its due to her age. We have tried to get her to use a scratching post with the help of catnip but she aint interested.

    Original Poster

    sassie;5240180

    then they'll be as long as they are now, this has to be a **** take thread


    Honestly its not!

    how can you tell they need cutting? *touches wood my cat is good and healthy

    Original Poster

    When she walks on carpet they are catching in the pile.

    mikelamb;5240235

    When she walks on carpet they are catching in the pile.




    Shave your carpet??

    Chiptivo;5240175

    Really.. Rep given...Is this a ebay type purchase, or vet/shop?



    I think you can buy it in pet shops but if you look at ebay item no: 380075148471 thats what I use. Then I spray catnip 310129551881 where I do want her to scratch. seems to work fine for me.

    Original Poster

    Chiptivo;5240241

    Shave your carpet??


    Maybe thats the way forward!

    we cut ours with this pair of cat nail cutter (scissor type) that has a safety lock.

    she just moans a little but knows she gets a treat later, we usually do it (the OH and i), one holds the cat and one paw, the other holds the scissors and holds the paw to extend her nails.

    kippy;5240265

    we cut ours with this pair of cat nail cutter (scissor type) that has a … we cut ours with this pair of cat nail cutter (scissor type) that has a safety lock.she just moans a little but knows she gets a treat later, we usually do it (the OH and i), one holds the cat and one paw, the other holds the scissors and holds the paw to extend her nails.



    I used to swaddle mine in a towel not easy but it did the job. I just have it done at the vets now though.

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    bellabonkers;5240252

    I think you can buy it in pet shops but if you look at ebay item no: … I think you can buy it in pet shops but if you look at ebay item no: 380075148471 thats what I use. Then I spray catnip 310129551881 where I do want her to scratch. seems to work fine for me.



    bella its suposed to be for the cat

    Can the claws be pulled out with pliers??

    mikelamb;5240173

    What if she does'nt let the vet do them?



    Well I'm sure they be able to cos they should know how to hold the cat,so between the nurse and the vet,the job should be done but who knows,cats do scratch.
    If they so much bother to her the nails,and the vet can't get them done without them being scratched then they can sedate the cat or something for a couple mins while they done.

    raptorcigs;5240112

    i usualy get throu 3 vets and 2 angle grinders a week



    ROFL chomp :-D

    Chiptivo;5240282

    Can the claws be pulled out with pliers??



    Would you like your nails pulled out with pliers!


    Get some nice false nails for it!!
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    though i think thats freaky...and probabbly still a bit mean!

    i been clipping my 4 pedigree cats claws monthly for like the last 10 years, i use to use proper cat clippers but now just use human nail clippers, takes me like 30 seconds to do all 4 paws now.

    Daytrader;5240365

    i been clipping my 4 pedigree cats claws monthly for like the last 10 … i been clipping my 4 pedigree cats claws monthly for like the last 10 years, i use to use proper cat clippers but now just use human nail clippers, takes me like 30 seconds to do all 4 paws now.



    Then 4 hours in casualty being patched up

    My cat has "vicious" marked on his notes and anything that needs doing I have to be on hand. They even tried to muzzle him once but he attacked them so I had to hold him while they sedated him, he's a real sweety to me although he has been known to attack a district nurse and the Sky man!!!
    Needless to say his claws stay long.

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2330/2124894046_e2dab1e259.jpg%3Fv%3D0

    this is what happens if you dont clip your nails

    I thought cats had claws ! Vet or pet grooming place will sort you....

    maxmix

    Original Poster

    Just got back from vet. He managed to cut her back nails but could not get near her front claws! She was going balistic! Got to take her back to be sedated so he can finish what he started. Her ears need a good clean as well, so he will do them the same time.
    Mike.
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