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Next to cats going outside of their litterboxes, scratching furniture and other inappropriate surfaces seems to be a problem that provokes most cat guardians into a state of high annoyance. How can something so cute and lovable as your kitty be so dang destructive? Do you really have to redefine your decor as “shabby chic”, feline-style (meaning, shredded to bits)? No! And you can fine a solution that will work for both you and your feline family member – you CAN stop scratching without the need to declaw your cat, which can have unintended and detrimental consequences for everyone.
Are you up to snuff on your cat’s nail-trimming needs? I hope that after reading today’s post, you’ll have the confidence to trim your cat’s claws without fear of retribution from your kitty, because I’m going to share with you some expert advice. Literally, expert advice, since I met up with Laura Cochrane, DVM, a.k.a. Dr. Kind Klaws, at Purrington’s Cat Lounge in Portland, Oregon, just last week. Purrington’s is a magical place where adoptable cats frolic beneath David Bowie-inspired murals while you sip on coffee or Meowmosas, basking in their adorable antics. The Cat Adoption Team has partnered with Purrington’s to supply cats to the lounge and at this time over 50 cats have been adopted! Dr. Cochrane was at Purrington’s to demonstrate proper claw-trimming techniques, and also show us how to apply Soft Paws.