Cutting cat’s nails – mission impossible?


I was looking towards last weekend for a very long time. And no, it has nothing to do with sport events – it was Brucy’s yearly vaccine day!

And what’s so exciting about this vet’s visit, you may ask?

I love taking Brucy to the vet because the vet cuts her claws. Let me explain – Brucy is a lovely, adorable cat, but despite the numerous scratching posts that fill up our apartment, she has scalpel-like claws. Cutting them, I am afraid to admit, is mission impossible. Even when three people try holding her, the moment I take out the scissors, Brucy turns into a screaming and biting wild animal that doesn’t calm down until she gets away.

So this Saturday, I took Brucy to the vet, looking forward to the manicure. Small note: last time Brucy went to a vet (a different one), she bit the vet’s finger and the vet started bleeding, so we had to stop. This time, following my warning, the vet and her assistant prepared for the cutting. But the second Brucy saw the scissors – she bit into the vet’s hand and it became clear that the manicure will not happen.

The vet said that maybe once Brucy got hurt when we were cutting her claws and that is why now she hates it..

Do you manage to cut your cats claws?? If so, share your secret!!



  1. Poor Brucy 😦 poor vet 😦 poor you 😦 hahaah 🙂 I use normal nail clipper of mine for the girls if need be…I wait until they are asleep and massage their little feet and play with their toes and try and make it as relaxing as possible then a quick clip with normal nail clippers..seems to work 🙂 the dogs a different story!! all hell brakes loose with Doc..Forrest’s nails stay short so that’s a bonus! Fozziemum xx

    1. you are so lucky!! I tried massaging brucy and waiting until she fall asleep, but as soon as I press on her paws to get the claws out, she immediately bites my hand with all the force she’s got!!

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