*From the PPG (US) website
Cats’ claws have a narrow hook at the end and a wide base with a pink middle called the quick, which contains blood vessels and nerves. The narrow hook part is the part to cut. Avoid cutting the quick, as it will bleed and cause pain. When trimming your cat’s claws, gently squeeze the toe pad to extend the claw and identify the quick so you can avoid nicking it. If you do cut into the quick by accident, you can stop the bleeding fairly quickly with a styptic powder.
Techniques and Tips:
Every cat is an individual, and behavior is complex. If you need help training your cat, please seek out a qualified feline behavior professional.
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