The Best Way to Trim your Cat's Claws

Trimming your cats nails can be a difficult task, so here are some easy step-by-step tips to ensure you and your cats safety. 

1. Make sure you have your clippers ready

2. Restrain your cat on your lap by using your forearm draped over the cat’s neck

3. Cats have retractable nails, so by squeezing gently on their pad the nails should extend

4. Using the clipper make sure you do not cut within 2mm of the quick. This is blood vessels and nerves visible as pink stripe at the base of the nail.

5. If you accidently cut the nail and it bleeds make sure you have some styptic powder handy to stop the bleeding 6. Repeat on all nails.