Metro Detroit Cat Nail Trimming: Nail Trimming & Clipping Groomers
Does your favorite feline disappear when the clippers come out? We can help.
Cats need healthy feet and strong nails to scratch, climb and jump. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine and trim your cat’s nails and make sure they’re wound-free and don’t split.
At Scrubbers, our professional cat groomers have been trained to handle cats of all ages, and all breeds, including hard-to-handle kitties.
Some cats do tend to stress out in a groom shop environment with lots of background noise. Our groomers will do everything to ensure your cat is as comfortable as possible.
Some cats do not cooperate well with nail trims, and owners are oftentimes forced to rely on remedies to restrain or deactivate their pet. That said, some owners find these methods distressing. Often, it is best to solicit a trained professional to help. That’s where we can help.
If your cat refuses to let you clip her claws, don’t feel defeated. Our team of expert groomers has an extensive history of trimming cats’ nails. It’s what we do.
We’ll do all the work, at an affordable price, so you and your furniture remain scratch-free.
To help keep them sharp, cats keep their claws retracted except when they’re needed. As the claws grow too long and become curved, they can’t be retracted completely.
Why Do I Need To Trim My Cat’s Nails?
If cats’ nails become too long, they can grow into theirs paw pads and cause infections. You should clip off the sharp tips of your cat’s claws on all four feet every couple weeks.
A nail-trimming every 10-14 days is recommended, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). It’s not only healthy for your cat, it will also save your skin and clothes from being damaged or injured by your pet’s sharp nails.
Though you should never declaw your cat, you may limit some of your cat's potential for destruction by carefully trimming the razor-sharp tips of his claws. You may find this endeavor to be more easily accomplished by relying on an experienced groomer, like Scrubbers.
To get your feline used to getting their claws trimmed by a groomer, it's best to begin at an early age. It’s never too early to practice trimming their claws, and the more often your pet is used to having their paws, toes and claws handled, the easier it will be for everybody involved.
If you’re lucky enough to still have a kitten, start getting him used to having his paws handled as early as possible. Don’t touch your kitten’s paws when he’s feeling rambunctious, but do incorporate “paw time” into your regular grooming and snuggling routines.
If your cat is full grown, don’t worry -- it’s not too late. Take your time, and don’t jump right into trimming your cat’s claws. Instead, choose a time when your cat is relaxed, and let our professional groomers work their magic.
With a little practice and patience, trimming your cat’s claws will be relatively easy and stress free. If, despite your best efforts, trimming your cat’s claws continues to be traumatic, don’t be afraid to call in the pros. A pet groomer at Scrubbers can trim your cat’s claws as part of routine maintenance, and take the pressure off you.
What Types Of Cats Require Nail Trimmings?
If your cat lives indoors and has a fairly comfortable lifestyle, you may need to trim their nails more frequently. If your cat spends most of their time outdoors, climbing trees, etc., their nails may need to be trimmed less frequently.
• Indoor cats: Inside cats may enjoy using a scratching post -- or your furniture. However, they do not scratch trees to shed their nails so their claws may become overgrown. Because a cat’s claws are retractable, they are protected when the cat walks and will become very sharp unless they are trimmed regularly.
• Arthritic cats: Due to their lower activity, cats with arthritis don’t usually exercise enough, and as a result, their claws may require trimming.
• Geriatric cats: The claws of aging felines are often overgrown, thick and brittle and will need to be clipped more often. Also, cats with hairy paws will need regular checking as it is difficult to see the length of the nails.
Each groomer on our staff has a true love and affinity for animals and our combined experience ensures that your favorite feline will get excellent care each time they visit.
Appointments can be scheduled at all of our three Metro Detroit locations, but walk-ins are also welcomed.
When booking your appointment, feel free to talk with our staff about which of our trained groomers will be trimming your cat’s nails. We’ll be happy to chat with you about your cat’s personality and special needs, and recommend the best groomer for your situation.