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Q: lengthy cat nails?

April 27, 2009 | By Jillian | 13 answers | Expired: 1990 days ago

Jillian

i'm use to cats that go outside, filing their nails on pavement and trees, and i cut them accordingly to that. i've had my latest foster for over 6 months, shes special needs and i can't find the right home. one of her dew claws has grown into her paw and i feel horrible that i didn't trim it in time...i'm thinking i must've missed it during her last trim.
i was wondering, for a cat that never goes outside how often should you trim their nails? and do some cats nails grow faster than others?

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Mitzi L.
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Apr 28, 2009

I have two in door only cats, 2 years of age. The normal frequency that I trim their nails is every four weeks.

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Amber
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Apr 28, 2009

i dont go by time...when i notice that they feel sharper and pokier than usual when they knead on me, it's time for a trim. if you're worried about cutting to the quick, there's this great product called Quickfinder. it's a bit tricky to use, but it detects the quick so you don't cut too short. they cost about $30. i've never needed them for our cats, it's easy enough to tell where their qucks are, but for my dog, they've been great!

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karla w.
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Apr 28, 2009

you should check the nails every month.

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