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Old cat's claws, or rather cuticles (if that's what they are...)

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mineofuselessinformation Fri 12-May-17 20:24:54

My old moggy has very thick claws. I can deal with those by a combination of careful trimming and peeling. (The reason I do it is otherwise the claws get so thick he can't retract them.) But, he also seems to have overgrown 'cuticles' on the underside of the claws, some completely filling in what would otherwise be a near-normal (for a cat) claw.
I know these are potentially tender, so what do I do?

mineofuselessinformation Fri 12-May-17 21:19:49


mineofuselessinformation Sat 13-May-17 09:47:05


mineofuselessinformation Sat 13-May-17 14:45:14

One last try before I slink off.....

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 13-May-17 14:47:18

I think it might be best to make an appointment with a vet nurse and ask them what to do about it. One of our old girls used to get very thickened overgrown claws which were a nightmare to trim, but I've not experienced the cuticle bit over growing.

freshstart24 Sat 13-May-17 18:22:39

My two oldies has this. I think it's a tricky but normal part of growing old.

I took one to the vet to get them trimmed.

mineofuselessinformation Sat 13-May-17 19:16:48

Ooh, some answers! Thank you.
I don't have any trouble with the actual trimming.

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