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Old June 19th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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klassymarie klassymarie is offline
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New pet owner with a quick question

I got my cat a couple of weeks ago, he's the first pet I've had while not living with my parents, and the first one who's health and wellbeing fall solely on me. That being said, I notices a little while ago that his nails were getting really long and I did some research and watched a lot of videos on how to clip his nails, which I did without problem.

My issue is that while I was doing this I notice one of his claws was split (I did not clip that nail, btw)? I assume I need to take him to the vet over this, right? My question is that is this something that I need to get looked at asap? I haven't really had the opportunity to find a vet yet, I was planning on shopping around for one next week on one of my days off. Is it okay for me to still do that and take him in then? Or should I find one right now for this? I really don't know how serious a split nail is for a cat. He doesn't appear to be in any pain, and he doesn't seem to have a problem when scratch his post.

This is probably a stupid question, but I'd rather ask a stupid question than assume I'm right.
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