|Purred: Sun Nov 28, '10 4:59pm PST |
|Yeah cat nail clippers should be fine. Personally I find the human ones easier to use so I just use those for all the cats nails. When you have 7 cats to clip like me, anything to make it easier is good! That is 130 nails (Roxy is polydactyl.)
There are two options for trimming. You can either just take off the sharp, pointy tip, or you can take them a little shorter. If you want to cut shorter, what I usually do is position the clipper on the nail so that there is still 'white' visible below the clipper. This way I can be sure I am not getting into the quick or close enough that it might splinter up to where the quick is.
Usually when I start to press down I can tell if I'm too close to the quick because the cat will complain or pull their paw back, but if your cat generally struggles for nails trims anyway you may not be able to tell as easily.
Here is a picture that might help:
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