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Do cats need to cut their claws? If so, how often and how to do it right? We will analyze these questions together!
Why should a cat cut its claws?
In the conditions of street living, the claws of cats are updated and sharpened in a natural way: while leaving territorial claw marks, climbing trees, moving around different types of soil and surfaces, overcoming long distances.
Pets generally move much less and walk on softer surfaces more often, therefore, clawpaws alone for an “ideal manicure” are not enough. Strongly grown claws grow into the paw pads and cause the cat not only discomfort, but also severe pain. Clutching the fabric with a claw, the cat can injure itself not only the claws themselves, but also the paws. Kittens are especially prone to such injuries. Not only the cats themselves suffer from long claws, but also the furniture, wallpaper in the apartment, and often the owners themselves. Therefore, the problem can and must be fought. The owners have to correct the situation with the help of special claws and their own skill. Continue reading