Started - Nail trims
Give your kitten a pedicure
Nail trimming does not have to hurt to be good. Before you
trim one nail, introduce your kitten to paw holding and gentle
massage. Start when your kitten is sleepy or very relaxed. Give
treats to make it a fun experience. Over time, you will be able
to wiggle each nail.
Avoid associating nail trims with pain. Take just the tip off of
the nail. Only trim
one nail each day.
If you accidentally cut too much of the nail, you will have
a hard time convincing your kitten to allow you to do this
again. The quick is the pink,
living tissue inside the nail closest to the paw. It HURTS your
kitten if you cut it.
Once your kitten accepts you wiggling toes, begin introducing a nail file
on one toe nail each day. Make sure you praise the kitten and
offer treats for cooperation. If your kitten resists, stop.
Start another day and go more
can grow into the paw pad and may get caught on objects if not
self-groomed on scratching posts.
Error-Free Kitten Raising Tips™ and Positive Cat
Parenting™ for your kitten.