My cat hates it when I trim her claws, and tries to swat me away…

My cat hates it when I trim her claws, and tries to swat me away. What’s a good way to trick her into letting me do it?

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Kate McKelvie
5 years ago

Hi Steve, I find it easier when she’s relaxed, especially if she falls asleep in your lap.  Kitties don’t like to be moved, so it’s best to take advantage of a relaxed position on your lap/bed/sofa/kitty bed. Try not to squeeze or pinch when you press the claw out.  You may only get one or two paws done before she loses her patience- just go with the flow, and get the rest when you can.  If you cuddle first, then give some treats afterwards to get back on her good side, she should become more comfortable with allowing you to… Read more »