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Is it normal for cat to lose claw?

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alessandrae83 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:17:04

I just found one of my cats claw nails on the floor. She's acting normal and no blood. It looks like it came off when using the scratch post. Is this normal?

AwkwardPaws27 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:18:16

Cats shed their claws (similar to how we lose and replace hair). It's totally normal to find shed claws.

CherithPonsonby Fri 19-Jul-19 13:19:07

Yes it is. Although you may want to attach a pic just in case I’m misunderstanding.

I used to find the odd claw and various whiskers here and there with my old cat.

TheSpiderWeb Fri 19-Jul-19 13:19:53

It's more than likely the claw sheath (the outer layer) and not the actual whole claw. Completely normal if not a little disconcerting the first time you see it!grin

alessandrae83 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:34:31

Thanks. It did look like the outside of it so probably completely normal as she's walking fine, no blood etc hasn't cried or anything like that.

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