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Cat Unable To Retract Claws.

Discussion in 'Grooming & General Cat Care' started by VelvetRay, May 15, 2018.

  1. VelvetRay

    VelvetRay Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 15, 2018
    I have two cats from the same litter, they are about 9 mo old now and one of them, Osiris, has huge claws. They are so big to where he has never been able to retract them fully, even as a kitten. I have not clipped either of their nails, and the other cat, Arbor, does not have this issue. Neither of the parent cats had an issue like this either.

    This is what his claws look like normally, when relaxed.
    And here is how they look being pushed out.

    It gets a bit problematic because he accidentally scratches people not meaning too. Why are his claws so large?

  2. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

    May 12, 2016
    Garden City, Singapore
    :hellosmiley: @VelvetRay , welcome to TCS!

    Your kitty’s claws are extremely long. You’ll notice that if she walks or run on hard wooded floorings, you hear her claws touching the floorboards and if she is running on the carpet, her claws may get hooked on to the carpet and also if she scratches the scratch pole, the sharpness of her claw may get caught on the post and she may struggle to set it free.

    Please clip her nails for her own safety and also for the people around her.



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  3. VelvetRay

    VelvetRay Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 15, 2018

  4. jen

    jen TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 27, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think they are just really long and in need of clipping.

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