Claws story

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Since we spend a lot of time outdoors, we regularly walk on rough surfaces, which regularly wears out our claws. Claire doesn’t clip them, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little maintenance. Our favorite trunk is ideal for a good pawdicure.

In an indoor cat or an elderly cat, it’s important to trim the claws regularly, because they don’t wear out so quickly. In fact, too long claws can cause discomfort or embarrassment (the cat clings everywhere while walking), or even painful infections if the claws become long enough to grow into the paw pad.

iCatCare shows you how to do it :

One last thing : don’t declaw your cat !!

Our claws are essential to our cat life : they allow us to mark our territory, to defend ourselves, to hunt, to climb, we need them. Onychectomy is barbaric and cruel, and most countries prohibit this practice.

Unfortunately, it’s still allowed in some countries like USA or Canada : however, attitudes are slowly changing. If you want to help cats keep their claws and put an end to these useless mutilations, you can support The Paw Project which is fighting for the abolition of this practice.

26 thoughts on “Claws story

  1. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I hate knowing that it is still legal in some countries to still declaw. It is a most barbaric practice.
    Eric and Flynn both kept their claws naturally short and Eric never had his trimmed. I only had to trim Flynn’s in his last few months when he was mostly only going as far as the garden and not keeping them down naturally.

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  2. databbiesotrouttowne

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    all most down ta de frame 😉

    mackerull boomer junior butter feeld

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  3. Eastside Cats

    We LURV The Paw Project, and City The Kitty!
    Declaw is awful, and we hope it disappears from the world RIGHT NOW!
    The Hubby gives Angel a pawdicure from time to time, but Da Boyz have learned to keep their claws nicely sheathed around their humans, so we leave them be. We have lots of scratchers; horizontal and vertical! The ‘O’ Cats, of course, also go au naturel, and I’ve had a few scratches from each of them, but I figure it’s my fault, not theirs!

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  4. Valentine

    Ooh, I bet you got your claws nice and honed on that log! I don’t have one of those, but I do have a scratchy post with sisal. I don’t mind when Mom trims my claws. She does it occasionally when I’m trying to take a nap. Winks.

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  5. Rosa Silva

    I don’t trimm my cat’s nails – it was too dangerous – at least for me 🙂
    I used to have several cat scratchers, but my cat didn’t use them. Now I have an old piece of carpet and he loves it.

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  6. Timmy Tomcat

    This is a great post and we will soon be able to go out and use real trees for our claws. Our old fellow Buddy needs claw care and Miss Fitz clings to things but is too flighty to work with. Purrs

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