Cats claws are sharp! They can cause damage to you furniture and to you. Without regular nail trimming, cats' claws can grow long enough to snag on carpet and other objects or even long enough to curl around and get embedded in paw pads! We provide nail trimming services at the salon, however, if you'd like to try this at home, click the button below for a good article on trimming cat claws.
Most cats tolerate these rubber caps well. They last around 6 weeks and keep your kitty from damaging property around your home. Our professional cat groomers can apply them for you, or you can buy them and apply them yourself. Call the shop for more information and to make an appointment to have these caps applied to your little lion's claws.
Your cat has an instinct to scratch it's claws on a surface that can help shed the outer layer of the nail. The actual act of scratching releases feel-good hormones in her brain. If you provide her with plenty of appropriate surfaces around your house to use, you lessen the risk of her using your furniture for this purpose. In the wild, cats scratch mostly on bark so think rough and easily penatrable surfaces such as corrugated cardboard, sisal rope, and carpet. Commerically made products are widely available, but you can also make ones yourself.
We encourage you to spend time researching this issue. You will find plenty of information on the internet that can help guide you when making this decision. We have found the ASPCA's position statement on the subject to be helpful. You can find that by clicking on the button below.