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I'm a "paw-dicurist"

February 6th, 2009 at 04:16 pm

For some reason, my cat TC has nails that grow quickly and she needs them trimmed about once a month. She is very playful and has been known to damage the carpet or furniture if her nails get too long. In the past, I've always taken her to the vet to have her nails trimmed because she wiggles too much and I was afraid I'd hurt her. But I invested in a pair of

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guillotine trimmers that make the job easier. Practice makes perfect, and I am getting better at the process. The best part is that it avoids a stressful trip to the vet for TC, and the $18 it saves me is also a nice bonus. Here's what works for me:

1. Get the guillotine cutters and hide them near the recliner;
2. Sit in the recliner but ignore the cat;
3. Soon the cat will jump in the recliner with you;
4. Gently push the cat off the recliner;
5. The cat will now really want to get in the recliner;
6. Allow cat to jump up and get comfortable next to you;
7. Read a book or work on your laptop while ignoring the cat;
8. The cat will soon fall asleep;
9. When the cat is very sound asleep, grab the trimmers, then gently squeeze a paw to extend nails and quickly trim, being careful to stay ~ 2 mm. from the quick;
10. After trimming 3-4 nails, the cat will wake up and jump off the recliner;
11. Repeat steps 2-10 until you have cut all nails;
12. Give cat a catnip treat and pour yourself a glass of wine. ;-)

4 Responses to “I'm a "paw-dicurist"”

  1. kdmoffett25 Says:

    LOL want to do my Bassett and Pekingnese too???? We have a cat named TC too... it stands for Terror Cat. At the old house, she would sit on the banister and jump downstairs to couch... she thought it was cute, but she is becoming a cuddlebug now!

  2. Caoineag Says:

    Pugs are known for not liking the whole nail clipping rigaroo so mine only tolerates it (very well too) for the sake of cheese and a walk. Bribery with what an animal loves works very well, lol.

  3. baselle Says:

    That's been working well for me too. It helps sometimes to really wind kitty up and get her good and sleepy.

  4. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Ha-ha-ha!!!! Enjoy your wine!
    I need something that will work on a 80 pound dog!!! Last Christmas,it took my brother and 2 nieces plus me to get ONE PAW trimmed. I gave up and went to the Vet.

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