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Trimming a Cat's Claws

"Most important: Don’t go it alone! It’s much faster if a friend helps. Get cat-specific nail clippers—the ones that look like little scissors with finger guards. While standing, have your friend hold the cat’s back against her chest; this way, she can steady its body when it starts wriggling. Then, put pressure on the bottom part of the paw to extend the nail. The pink part is where the blood vessel starts, so trim just up to that spot. Avoid cutting through the curved part of the nail."

—Allison Reddick, owner of RockStar Rover, West Hollywood