Saturday, October 23, 2010

kitty maids and cat-tip-for-the-day=^..^=nail trimming

Woke up this morning to SNOW on the pumpkins. Sigh! Can't seem to escape this stuff. Joe went out  for his morning ritual and jumped a foot in the air when he stepped into the 'white stuff' He's such a clown!
I have a busy day of cat-sitting, shopping for a dinner party tomorrow and removing all cat hair from my home. That's a joke! ha..ha.. I decided I will attach swiffers to each of the cat's and let them do the dirty job. Apparently, they don't have anything else planned for the day.
Shhh! baby sleeping

Lots of cooking ahead today but first off to visit Emmi & Didi and drop in to Baker Bob's in Almonte. Tomorrow the family come for dinner.

Cat-tip-for-the-day=^..^=attending to the claws
First off, never use scissors on a cat's nails. They tear the nail. There are proper tools to use for trimming nails that can be purchased at any pet store or the clippers to trim human nails can be used successfully. You may need 2 people to do this job, 1 to hold the cat and the other to trim.
Do not cut the quick. It is the pinkish area inside the claw. 
on a personal note: If my cat is just not in the mood and this becomes a real struggle, I trim one or two nails and then try again the next day. Sometimes one or two a day is all a cat can tolerate before it starts to squirm and struggle. Don't stress the cat out...just do a couple a day.

hugs, Deb 


  1. You know, we actually think Maui IS a swiffer! That's his nickname...he attracts debris like a magnet and is forever dropping bits and pieces as he collects new ones on his fur.

    Do you have a product you would recommend if I DO cut into the quick? I've only done it once, but I felt SO bad!


  2. To Katnip Lounge: You can use a styptic pencil (the white crayon like pencil men use to stop bleeding from shaving cuts. Just wet and apply.

    I've just been told by a vet technician that the "guillotine" pet claw trimmers aren't as good as the tiny regular-looking scissors sold at pet stores just for cat claws. Hope this helps.

  3. Thanks for stopping by for Calle and Halle's birthday...Hope you are enjoying a great weekend...Hugs, Deb, take care.

  4. Great tips (I just realized that's kind of funny, since you wrote about nail it? Man, I'm a dork!)

    Is that a kitty cutting board? Cute!