Cat VERY aggressive with nail trims

mani

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I am absolutely pro-trimming a cat's claws, esp if they're indoor only as you're right, they can sometimes grow too much for them in the soft comfort of a house. But I feel declawing is always a no no as it's worse than having uncomfy claws. There's definitely a bunch of steps you can take.
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One idea that my brother gave me as he did it with his cats is put them on the washing machine or dryer and let someone hold the cat for you. You see the vet tables for the animals are metal and can't grip anything on them. Plus cats don't care for that material. Another idea is to buy one of these bags that you put your cat in and you can pull the paw out and clip the nails. I personally wrap my cat firmly in a towel and even if I have to cover his head and pull his body next to yours and put your left around around over his back like your hugging him and pull a paw out. If he does well reward him with a treat. Just do one toot or even a couple of nails at a time so he slowly gets used to it. I've had cats that hate getting their nails done. Some have bad personalities and don't like their feet touched. That's another thing you can do is when you are just watching tv and he/she is next to you just slowly touch his paw and massage it , rub the pad, top of the paw, spread the toes so he gets used to be touched on his paws. Give him a reward when he does good.and praise him. Say his /her name and say "Good Boy" Or Good Girl. So If I did it with my cat I would say "That's a good boy, Jasper". "Jasper, touching your feet doesn't hurt" . " I'm not hurting you as you are my baby".
I'll add the photo of the bag for cats below.


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I hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.

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Do realize that after a couple of uses with those bags, you have to sneak them into the room and cover them with a blanket to get the cat in it. But they do work for cats who absolutely cannot be trimmed otherwise.
 
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