A nail-trimming every ten days to two weeks is a nice routine to settle into. If your cat refuses to let you clip her claws, ask your vet or a groomer for help.
What NOT to Do
If your cat resists, don’t raise your voice or punish her.
Never attempt a clipping when your cat is agitated or you’re upset. And don’t rush-you may cut into the quick.
Don’t try to trim all of your cat’s claws at one time.
Do NOT declaw. This surgery involves amputating the end of a cat’s toes and is highly discouraged by the ASPCA. Instead, trim regularly, provide your cat with appropriate scratching posts and ask your veterinarian about soft plastic covers for your cat’s claws.