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The hellcat is determined to remain angry.

Claw-clipping did not go well, today, especially with Merva. We were forced to turn her into, not a purrito but a growlito—and she still managed to draw blood from Shog and I, terrify her dog (who ran from cat to cat, post-clipping, to snerf each one), and stress herself too much for us to complete her clipping.

In the aftermath and before we left with the dog for a long walk, I sprayed Feliway all over the bed because that is where most of her napping occurs. When we returned, I couldn't find her anywhere at first, but eventually, I found her in a place in my office that she's never slept before, the contrary beast!

*shakes head*

Is there feline valium? Her dew claws are so long that I'm certain they're hurting her.

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satismagic
Aug. 28th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
I've never clipped the claws of my cats! :o I think that's one of those American/European differences. Like crating dogs, clipping the claws of cats or worse, declawing them, it's just not really common over here.

I just offer scratching posts and scratching boards for their "manicure" to my indoors cats and so far it's always worked just fine.
iulia_linnea
Aug. 28th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
I only take the tips, and then, only when they've grown too long, which is long enough to hurt the cats.

Merva has an extreme aversion to being restrained in any way at all, but her dew claws are curling into her paw pads and must be clipped. She's the only one of our fuzzies who won't calmly submit to clipping, and she's been deemed "unstable" by the vet. *sighs*
fairyniamh
Aug. 28th, 2016 11:47 pm (UTC)
Will she drink chamomile tea? If not, then get a (dry) tea bag and rub her down with it. I know it calms Mjolnir down enough that I can hold her. (She does NOT like being held. I usually wind up bloody when I try to hold/pick her up.) Squirrel is always chill, so no rittos needed when I clip his claws or groom him.

Though, there is feline Valium. You would have to talk to your vet about it. Good luck!
iulia_linnea
Aug. 29th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
I will try that, thank you!
blueartemis07
Aug. 29th, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
Is it curled in? Otherwise, it should be fine. Poor you. Widget (the newest one) likes to hiss and scratch at us, until you purrito him, then he cuddles. Crazy little furball.
iulia_linnea
Aug. 29th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
They are curled in, or were; we were able to get one off today while she was sitting in my lap half asleep. I didn't scruff her; Shog just picked up her paw and did it. We've decided that this is a good, if slow, strategy for her.

You're lucky; I wish that Merva would let us purrito her!

Widget is an adorable name. :D

Edited at 2016-08-29 10:08 pm (UTC)
blueartemis07
Aug. 30th, 2016 03:15 am (UTC)
I got tired of calling him Weird Little Midget, so I named him Widget.
iulia_linnea
Aug. 30th, 2016 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hee!
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