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Clipping claw hints please

Kashi
February 15th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Pugsley has dark claws.

I clip them, but slowly - going back just a tiny bit at a time.
He's good about it, but gets restless because it takes me so long to do.

I cut too far today, into the quick :( He jumped a bit, didn't cry or anything, but you could tell it HURT.

Is there any sure-fire way to tell where the quick is, aside from taking multiple small cuts and hoping for the best ?

All my cats have had clearish claws, it was (and is - with Butterscotch) easy to clip theirs.

Myka
February 15th, 2008, 08:31 PM
I look from the bottom of the claw, you can see where the flesh meets the nail. On my dog I can cut about 1.5mm of the flesh part off without going into the quick. If you figure out how far up the flesh part you can go, then just remember that and go from the bottom.

Kashi
February 15th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Thank you.

I'm so used to looking from the side of the claw with the cat(s), I never even thought about the bottom.

the gang
February 15th, 2008, 09:22 PM
you can always try a dremel at slow speed to start i use on the pins they love it.

Kashi
February 15th, 2008, 09:30 PM
you can always try a dremel at slow speed to start i use on the pins they love it.

And this is what, exactly ?

want4rain
February 15th, 2008, 09:46 PM
a guy toy-

http://www.nordicskiracer.com/equipment/waxing/dremel01.jpg

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

-ash

Kashi
February 15th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Cool - it's a mini grinder.

the gang
February 15th, 2008, 09:59 PM
its easy and not to expensive, check out c tire