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Kayliface
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From:Ottawa, Ontario
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posted 10-21-2003 04:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
I know there have been threads before about cats nails splitting, but .. my cats nails seem to be split almost in half it seems .. I found a piece recently on the floor and when I looked at my cats nails, almost all of them are like that

What's goin on? Is it normal for nails to do this? She's been climbing the screen door recently, could that be the prob?

Thx.

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Kayliface
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posted 10-21-2003 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
She doesn't seem to be in any pain or even bothered by them.

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beepbeep
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posted 10-21-2003 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beepbeep     Edit/Delete Message
My female cat had a time where she was biting at her claws and they started to split. Has she been biting her paws?

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 10-21-2003 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Depending on what the claws are clipped with, clipping can make them split. If you use regular human clippers or the guillotine kind, they can split the nail. the screen door shouldn't have anything to do with it. Occasionally one or two of the nails might split, but if it is all of them it might have to do with clipping.

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Kayliface
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posted 10-21-2003 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
She is not chewing her paws or bothered by them.

The vet said we could use regular, human nail clippers but .. I don't think we'll be doin that again.

Thanks folks

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 10-22-2003 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I bet it was the nail clippers. You can use human clippers, but they sometimes splinter the nail. Try these:
http://www.petsmart.com/products/product_19480.shtml

They are easy to use and wont splinter the nail.

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beepbeep
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posted 10-22-2003 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beepbeep     Edit/Delete Message
Ive gotta say if i asked about clipping my cats nails and my vet said to use human clippers i would slap him. He should have known better.

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