How To Trim Your Cat’s Nails

How To Trim Your Cat's Nails

In this episode we learn how to trim or cut your cats nails and why this is important. Dr. Mike will walk you through steps and tell you the necessary precautions to take. This video is NOT meant to replace the advice of your regular vet.


  1. I put my cat in a full Nelson, growl "Move and you're dead," and my girlfriend cuts the nails. This is about the only thing that works, and even then it's a bit messy. The best thing to do is don't get a cat. That solves all your cat problems right there.

  2. Is Dr Mike a veterinarian? His stethoscope was really useful in the making of this video. He doesn't say he is a DVM, but he does say that his advice is not meant to replace the advice of your regular vet. Why not, is it bad advice?

  3. Awww, that kitty looks like he's made out of a puffy pile of ashes!  He's so fluffy and chubby!  I wanna pet his face.

  4. It's also worth mentioning that the claws of a cat can build up a lot of bacteria. This is common in outdoor cats but can occur with indoor cats from their litter boxes. If your cat's claws are sharp enough to cause damage to your skin, you could be at risk of a bacterial infection if it scratches you. My cat pricked the palm of my hand with his claws a while ago and as I type this the area is turning red and starting to numb a bit. I recommend washing your cat's paws regularly to prevent bacterial build up. If your cat ever claws you, wash the area thoroughly with soap to stop the infection from spreading. Worst case scenario, you'll get a fever and a build up of bacteria in the scratched area, causing a growth, and you'll have to be hospitalized for about a week or so.

    Cats are pretty dangerous :(

  5. you forgot this was a how-to video, and spent way too much time talking about why. mere seconds on how, and shown too far away, with a human nail clipper. um, no. bad video.

  6. I bought a pair of trimming scissors because the bypass blades cut cleanly through the claw.  Human nail clippers crush the claw and leave it ragged.  The scissors are also faster.  I got my scissors at a pet supply store; I think they cost about $8 but they're worth it.

  7. Yeah fucking right good luck trying to get the cat to sit still, my 2 bengals would not tolerate this shit for a second. 

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