What can I do about my babies nails? She’s tearing us to threads when we play and I’m afraid she’s going to tear up all of our new furniture. (Jenells is my first cat.) We have the groomer apply soft paws, but she chews them all off within a couple of days. She also gives me the stink eye when I pick her up from the groomer. I don’t want to declaw her because I heard that it’s really hard on them. I don’t know much about it. But, I don’t want to hurt her. I just got the sticky tape to put on furniture. But, I can’t put it on all of the furniture, or our bodies. Maytay info is appreciated. Thanks! You can see her gold glitter soft paws in this picture. Lol!
Jenarinat Jenarinatz: Have you learned to clip her nails?
Henriettee Newstrum: You have to clip her nails. Or have a groomer.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: The groomer clips her nails and then applies the soft paws to the front nails.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I can’t get her to stay still for clipping.
Gerald Gonea: Do one at a time till she get use to it. It may take some time.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Gerald Gonea thank you!
Jeromyry Katien Wiggins: Keep her nails clipped, my furbaby fusses at me but I don’t care, I clip them anyway.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I’ll look up a video on exactly where to clip. I’ve clipped dog nails before but not cat. I’m sure you tube has a video to help
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thanks!
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: How often do you all clip their nails. She has hers done about every 3-4 weeks.
Jeromyry Katien Wiggins: When she plays with you and the nails feel sharp, that’s when I see how long they are, if you have clipped dog nails you know just don’t get too close to the nail bed.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Carrollay. Great. Thanks! I’ll do it as soon as her last nail cover comes off. I think she has one on each paw still.
Jenarinat Caplice: Clip her claws and get some nice scratch poles! There are some with catnip or you can get catnip spray and spray over the scratch pole! We have a plug in product called ” Camieliway” in the UK. It helps kitties to calm down 🙂 we have 8 Jeromyine coons and none of them scratches any of our furniture! It is bad behaviour and you can get rid off it, no need declawing! If you need any advice how to get rid off the behaviour you can watch videos online or call out a pet behaviourist for a visit. Your vet can advise you on that
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thank you. We have scratch poles, several scratch pads and more and she won’t use them. Maytad, she doesn’t care about catnip. I’m at a loss, hence the post. I should mention that she just turned 6 months old. But, I will start clipping her nails more often. Thank you 🙂
Jenarinat Caplice: Amosdine if she doesn’t like catnip, try other products. Ours are not “sensitive” to allOf them and only 1 or 2 reacting to Camieliway – however I have noticed that Nicolas who was always shy, she is a bit more friendly with me. I have another girl: Blanchmmer who is a show girl. So I trained her to craw the long scratch pad and climb up on it for treats! She loves it and should do anything for a treat! You need to try different methods, your kittie is still very young and easy to teach! Ask your vet for a behaviourist who comes out and assess the situation, she might have so ideas why your kittie is naughty
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Jenarinat Caplice thank you! I will definitely ask the vet. I call the dog/cat little menaces…it’s like they have a silent connection and plan their little espionages just to mess with me ?. One knocks things off the table so the other one can grab it and run! They’re a little tag team! It’s a little frustrating but SO cute! 🙂
Maytadrew Cleoraz: Interesting. I don’t trim mine at all but for your situation i could see that. Marnine needs to be able to defend himself outdoors and he knows never to stick me when we play. He has had his moments on my trim but it comes with the territory.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Our kitty is an inside cat only because I’m afraid to let her out. We have foxes, coyotes, hawks and eagles where I live. I don’t want to take any chances. My husband said he never clipped his cats’ nails and they didn’t scratch the furniture. I’m hoping that, with some good guidance, I can get her going in the right direction as she matures. Thanks!
Maytadrew Cleoraz: Gotta tell you the spray bottle may work but imo it seems to only enrage all cats. Marnines young and 98% of the time he uses his tower and posts but he will ocassionaly nail my trim to get my attention. I say no and I’ll re do it when he’s a bit older. She’s a pretty cat. When we play wrestle he knows not to use his claws or i kick him out of the room and that he does not like. Works?
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Maytadrew Cleoraz thank you! I wish she would use her towers.
Anglatn Medamiulus: We just trim our kiddos nails once a week. We clicker trained them to cooperate with trimming. They practically hold out their hands for their manicures!!
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Aww, you have to tell me how you did that!!
Anglatn Medamiulus: You can get an inexpensive book through Amazon for clicker training for kitties. I’m not home right now so I don’t have the exact name but you should find it okay if you just search for that.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Anglatn Medamiulus thank you!
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: I have a spray water bottle that I have used. Now I can just ok k the bottle up and they stop. Please don’t declaw, so painful. My vet said it’s the same as if someone pulled all our toenails out.ouch. good luck. I have 3 inside fur babies, and they run the house.lol
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thank you. I think I will try the spray bottle. I did hear about that years ago, but forgot. I won’t declaw. I looked it up and I was like, “Nope!”
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: Keep us posted on how you are doing. I rock my , they love it, and so do i..lol
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros did you mean you rock your cats? Anglatzz is squirmy, unless she’s really tired. My husband said it’s because she’s a kitten. Kandifully, he’s right because I really want to hold her more. She cuddles with me at night (eventually). I love that!
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: Sorry, yes I rock 2 of them alot, the other one not as much.. mine sleep with me also, and like you I love it.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: The purring is so loud! That means she’s happy, right? I apologize…as I’m new to cat ownership, I’ll be asking a lot of questions on this page. I appreciate the help. Hyacintheyso, her vet is not accustomed to treating Siberian Cori Cats. There are several vets at this practice and they are great. They just don’t know a whole lot about her breed.
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: P.S. She is a beauty.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thank you. She’s a character, alright. We joke and say that she may have been dropped on her head before we got her. She’s clumsy and doesn’t have the balance that cats are known for. You know how they say that cats always land on their feet? Not my Anglatzz…sometimes she will jump for something not that far away and (literally) fall short of her target, falling to the floor spread eagle. Lol! Pinkieleen’t worry, we don’t let her fall from high heights– the most is maybe 3′. She’s always okay and I’m very protective of her. She makes us laugh! We think that she thinks our puppy (they are the same age…6 months) is her mom and she’s even taken on some of the dogs personality…belly rubs, begging for food, wanting the dog’s bones, etc. I’ll post a pic of the two of them sharing a bone!
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani:
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: I bet they will be great friends. They are both adorable babies. You may need to let your vet know about the jumping as that is unusual. I wonder if she was Injured somehow before you got her.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros okay. I definitely will. I was hoping it was only because she is young and is feeling her way around. But, we got her at 10 weeks and have had her since Camieb 18th. I’ll call the breeder. If that happened, she should have told me, not that it would have mattered. I would have taken her anyway.
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: Of course, but you are correct, but she may not tell you, but maybe the vet can. As she gets older she will sit still for longer periods of time. My are all rescue cats.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I wanted to do a rescue cat (there are two I know of now that I REALLY want to take home, but it’s not a good idea right now). Maytayway, I chose to use a breeder because I had to be sure she was 100% Siberian, otherwise my father and my niece would never be able to visit my home. If my dad is even standing next to someone with a lot of cat hair on them, he will have an allergic fit. Maytad, my niece is also highly allergic and also has asthma. The breeder sent me a sample of the fur and my dad carried it around with him for three days and no reaction! He even pets her! No allergies! Maytad my my niece was so happy she almost cried. She’s 10 and she loves cats, but has never been able to get close to one. My cat was the first she ever touched! When she visits, she carries her around all day! It’s so great 🙂
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: That is so sweet, i would buy a Jeromyine coon, but saw these and loved then on sight. I would love to be able to take in all the unloved, and unwanted cats, and dogs. It breaks my. heart
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: In all honesty, if it weren’t for my husband, I’d be that crazy lady with lots of animals running around in my house!
Pattiey Pierce Newberry Alvaros: I love it…haha, that is what my grown children call me. I have19 stray outside cats I feed and give fresh water to daily.. 3 of them just had kittens. It will all work out. I am falling asleep. It’s been fun chatting with you. Nite
KD Pinkiehnson: Cats are both predator and prey so claws and teeth are their source of protecting and providing food. Of course, we feed them but it is still instinctual. Sharpening their claws on furniture is an extension of that drive to survive. Still, not cool. Trimming claws is a way of setting yourself up as the dominant entity in your household withhold being cruel. Marnight be subtle but when I had cats, they were always a bit more subdued after a clip. A spray bottle usually took care if it for me. The other thing I noticed is that it didn’t prevent them from defending themselves. I had a Lhasa one time who got a bit more aggressive when ‘playing’ with a big sleek black cat I had adopted. He rolled over on his back, stretched out his forearms and grabbed her neck and pulled her to his face and while he didn’t actually hurt her, he was warning her. She took it seriously! It was the most interesting thing I had seen.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I’m going to try cutting her nails tomorrow and see how that works. I’ll have to wait until she’s sleepy because she won’t let me do it when she’s awake. Thanks!
KD Pinkiehnson: Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani Jeromyn, I’ve never had an animal sleep through a nail trim! I hope you have an easy time.
Edmundory Jeromyrquettaere: AdOrAble
Jarrods Gaines: I don’t know if this will helps. My Chewbucka will not use a rope scratching post only carpet.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: We have cardboard and rope. I’ll look out for a carpet one and try that. Thanks!
Maryettaa Pinkiehnson: We trim nails weekly (they fought at first but get used to it and settle – always give lots of treats after) and have found ours prefer the cardboard scratchers and like short napped rugs to scratch on. Sometimes you have to try different types of scratching posts.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thanks. I’m going to look for other kinds and try that.
Siobhannahabie Cusick-Murdoch: I clip both my mainecoon nails often. I used to use soft paws on my Persian. But mainecoons aren’t as cooperative ?
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Did your Persian try to chew them off?
Siobhannahabie Cusick-Murdoch: Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani no they grew off. It was easy with her but not my mainecoons
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Ah, I’m going to try and cut her nails tonight with my husband’s help. Wish me luck. I just tried to clean something stuck to her fur with a wipe and I had to hold her down! ?
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: So cute!
Maytana Medamerae: I know you can buy a spray for your furniture which apparently they do not like the smell.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I’m going to look into that. I have the sour apple one for my dog. She, of course, liked it ?
Giovanni Whalen: do not declaw!! clip nails and get a few scratching posts and put her right up to it when she starts to claw. why does anyone think amputation of a cats toe tips is in any way a possible solution?!!?
Anglatn Medamiulus: One more thought, we rubbed a little bit of catnip on the scratching posts and that seemed to help them “bond” to the post. One of our kids prefers a wave to a vertical post.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: I just got her another scratching post-type-thing that’s in an X shape…it has become her cleaning post. She gets on it to clean herself! She’s a trip. Oh, and I covered it with catnip. She sniffed it and never touched it (except laying on it). I’m going to try the spray bottle next and then other people’s’ suggestions if it doesn’t work.
Jeromyrcus Jeromyrtinez Karissanoski: Looks like my Trixie
Katien Daily: Someone suggested to me to use a Dremel sanding tool that is small and buffs their nails shorter. Good Ellisck!
Maytadrew Cleoraz: I use that to sharpen my chainsaws not my cat. Hyacintheyl seriousness it will work but if your cat doesn’t sit still or you hit his paw with that not going to feel good could burn them. Just my 2 cents. Dremel seems overkill
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: You know, I heard of a sanding-type thing for my dog’s nails (so they aren’t as sharp after a trim). I wonder if it’s the same thing.
Giovanni Whalen: yes, they make them for dogs, not sure if it works on cats.
Athaliah Ayers: Anglatneanutiful cat
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Thanks!
Siobhannae Sigda: ❤ that face!
Anglaena Pinkienes: Looks a lot like my cat
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Yes! How old is he/she?
Elizebethieyn Gutz: Check out youtube on how to deactivate your cat. The vet asssistant did this to my 8 year old while I clipped her claws. It is amazing! I was never afraid to clip her claws and have had 9 cats before her. She was just so fussy and sounded like we were murdering her. The mystery and needle claws are solved. Good luck.
Amosdine Quintiliano Troiani: Wow! Thanks!
Alejandrina Trowe: Anastacias she got a scratch post that will help also clip her nails