Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:11 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:33 PM
Maybe do one nail at a time? My sister clips her cat's nails when they get too sharp and she does it very slowly, one at a time when Phoebe is in an evil mood (phoebe is the cat, not my sister! and phoebe is an evil cat.. I normally love all cats, but she has me questioning my rule)
Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:02 PM
please do not do it...use double sided tape on your furniture and find techniques to train them not to scratch.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:29 AM
(((wet mad kitty)))
And Wabbit...we think that Oreo is trying to be the alpha-cat. Our other cat (the Princess of the house...the first cat) will go up to him to sniff him, and he bats at her, so she hisses at him and runs away. He's kinda rude to the dogs, too, if they walk by, he paws at them. We're not sure what his deal is. He's a big sweetie, but he has a major attitude.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:21 PM
if he's a kitten you can probably get him used to having his nails clipped if you do it on a regular basis.
Finch will let me do it (sometimes) while she's on my lap. I can't get all of them at once but I can usually get them all within a few days. Lately I have caught her trying to scratch the speakers but she'll stop if we yell at her. Usually she uses her carpeted cat perch. The side of it is in ribbons, and it's only a couple of months old.
Atticus, on the other hand, is such a terror when it comes to his nails that he even has a reputation about it at the vet's. He is really good and doesn't scratch anything but his cardboard scratcher.