Scratching can be a destructive behavior in a home. A good way to reduce damage to your furniture is by trimming your cats nails regularly. In addition, if nails aren't routinely trimmed they can grow long and curl around into the pads of their feet. Here are 3 easy steps to trimming your cats nails. Remember to offer treats throughout to ensure a positive experience.
Step 1: hold your cat in a way that they are comfortable. This can be simply sitting on your lap or if your cat squirms around, by placing them on their side and holding the legs that are closest to the ground as in the picture bellow. Another method is to wrap them in a towel or blanket with one leg out at a time.
Step 2: Gently hold your cat's paw. Apply a small amount of pressure to the top of the toe with your thumb this will extend your cat's nail.
Step 3: Clip the white part of the nail. Be careful not to clip the pink portion. This is where the nerves and blood supply are found.
Remeber to provide treats during and after to reward your cat for its good behavior.