my cats claws are frayed, like they go off in other directions at the end
is this a natural process, should i clip them or go to the vet?
im a first time catter and ive only had him about 6 weeks and ive just noticed his claws have been frayed
i think it was done today..
That’s normal so don’t sweat it. 🙂
Cat nails constantly grow and when they scratch they shed the outer layers.
You might wish to learn to trim your cat’s nails. It helps them from getting stuck on stuff (especially if he/she likes to knead).
I like to use human fingernail clippers. Wait until he/she is sleeping on your lap then just trim one nail. One.
Then next time try two.
Eventually you will have a kitty who will tolerate a nail trim. 🙂
it is normal for cats claws to “shed”–however, this usually occurs when they need their nails trimmed. If you think you can clip them safely, go ahead and do it. Many cats aren’t fans of nail trimmings. You may need to make a “kitty burrito” and wrap the cat in a blanket/towel. Also, have someone help you! Make sure you don’t cut to the quick–or you’ll have a bloody mess! If the cats’ nails are dark, you may want to have the vet (or an experienced groomer–look on craigslist for one in your area that’s affordable!) and watch them closely. Then, you’ll be better prepared to do it on your own next time!
Get your cat a scratching post which is available any any pet store. They need such a devise to keep their claws sharp. Wild felines use trees to sharpen their claws.