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Can I Use Human Nail Clippers on My Cat? Tips & FAQ

Can I Use Human Nail Clippers on My Cat? Tips & FAQ

It’s time to trim your cat’s nails, but you don’t have cat nail clippers. Will human nail clippers suffice? You bet. However, they aren’t always the best option.

Truthfully, it helps to have clippers that conform to the tubular shape of a cat nail. But the shape of the clippers doesn’t matter as much as other steps in the process. If you’re up for the challenge, keep reading to learn more about becoming a nail-trimming master.


The Best Way to Trim a Cat’s Nails

You’ll have an easier time with nail clippers designed to fit the shape of your cat’s nails, but sometimes, we have to make do with what we have, and that’s okay. Whether using human nail clippers or cat nail clippers, trimming your cat’s nails is the same.

1. Position Your Cat

Lay your cat on its belly as if it were loafing, or it can be done with your cat sitting. If your cat is a scrapper, try the burrito method. This involves wrapping your cat in a blanket so your cat can’t scratch you. Just make sure at least one leg is left out so you can reach the claws.

Whatever position you choose, ensure your cat can breathe and is relatively calm.

black and white cat sitting on the lap of its owner
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2. Gently Squeeze the Paw

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