The sharp tip (away from
the toes) just below the quick should be trimmed
off. If the kitten becomes restless, then stop the process
of trimming. You can again continue the process after one
or two days. Trimming at least two claws a day keeps the
doctor away. If possible complete the foreleg claws at
least. The cats do little damage from rear claws.
While trimming your kitty's nail, you should consider
an important thing, which is maintaining a perfect angle
of the clippers or trimmers. You should hold the trimmers
in such a way that it should not cause nail fraying
or splitting in future due course.
The best position is holding the clippers in a vertical
position, which helps to trim the claws from bottom to
top. Maintaining the clippers at right angles to
the claw may lead to irregular shaped nail, which is again a problem
for the owner.
If you accidentally cut the "quick" (pink
part) of the claw, the profuse bleeding can readily be stopped using
styptic pencils. Speak smoothly with your kitty if it met with such
accidents while trimming the claws.
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