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Old December 4th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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A cat's claws have what is called a quick in the middle (basically a blood vessel) when the claw gets cut or split too close to the quick, it starts to bleed. As to what caused the claw to split, the one cause I know is when the cat uses their claws very intensely, like hauling themselves straight up a tree or telephone pole for several feet as fast as they can. Or trying to claw something that isn't meant to be clawed like cement. But normal sharpening doesn't usually cause split claws. There are probably other causes, maybe someone else will be able to help you with what they might be
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