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    Melissa
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    Our kitten stormy is about 12 weeks old and her nails are out of hand. The are curving under and if it was my older cat I wouldn’t hesitate to clip them at this point. When she runs over my legs it is breaking my skin and my fiancé is covered in scratches all over. I just need advice.
    Oh and we’re hoping next week to start socializing her with our older 2 cats just waiting for a clean bill of health (feline AIDS and leukemia). We’re hoping that learning normal cat behavior and having cat friends will help her calm down or at least teach her how to use her energy without hurting us.

    #851763

    Kittyzee
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    Hi Melissa,
    Try trimming your cats’ claws, especially before you introduce her to the rest of your clan. I do my four cats all the time, and have hubby hold them while I clip. I do it every 2 to 3 weeks, or they get so long they ‘click’ on the floor or when they are making biscuits on me they hurt. If she doesn’t like it, don’t worry, she will get used to it because she has to. I will post a link to help you if you don’t know how.
    Remember, if your cat has FIV or FelV, they can live perfectly normal lives–it’s not a death sentence, but they should be kept safe indoors.
    http://www.crashslanding.org/FivAndFelv.html
    http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/cat-grooming-tips

    #851768

    pussigato
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    As KZ said you have to start young. We’re scared because their claws are small and don’t want to cut the quick. When you take her to the vet. for a clean bill of health, ask them to show you how to handle wee kit paws. The links are very good, too.

    #851807

    Anonymous

    Melissa? Go online. They’re called kitty caps. They’re cheap and work from what I understand. Scratching post or pad would be helpful too and refocus training unless you go kitty caps. Then? Problem solved!

    #851819

    Melissa
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    I actually went ahead and clipped her nails yesterday not too short and I’ll ask the vet Wednesday to show me the quick so I don’t clip them too short. This time I just clipped the hooks off the nails. She’s actually not scratching as bad now when she runs over us on the bed. Now she only scratches when grabbing to get traction when running or climbing up the bed. Thanks all

    #851820

    pussigato
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    Good for You! I’m glad to hear to you clipped her nails. I clip my kits’ nails once a month.

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