Is it necessay to trim the hair growth between paw pads on my indoor (only)cat?
on Jul 31st 2008
in Home Grooming
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No, do not trim the hair.
Hunter answered on 7/31/08. Helpful? / 2
My Siberian has a lot of hair between her toes that cause her to slip and slide. My home has hardwood flooring and tile, so I do trim the hair between her toes to help her get better traction. I see no problem trimming the fur between a cat's toes if it's needed. I know my Lily appreciates it.
If you're comfortable trimming the cat's hair do so ONLY if you have scissors with guards on them or trust me, eventually you WILL cut a toe. Its not pretty and it can be costly if it has to be sutured. The hair growth will not hinder her/him in any way.
I too have hardwoods and Bella slips and slides so much that trimming her slippers, as I call it, is part of our weekly grooming but I am 100% comfortable grooming her, I use clippers with a guard on them and she doesn't move around at all.
Bella (In Loving Memory) answered on 7/31/08. Helpful? / 1
If it's so long that she does slip and slide or step on it when she's walking, then I would HAVE it trimmed by a professional. Many groomers have individual listing for their services list "just" claws, "just" a bath, etc. with individual prices. I didn't do this for Delilah until one day she stepped on gum that missed the trash can. What a mess.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 8/1/08. Helpful? / 1