My cat has really long nails. Can I cut them myself?
Generally, yes, you can trim your cat’s nails on your own. However, if your cat squirms a lot or acts like they are in pain when you try to get the claws to come out, stop. There may be an issue there. We’re always available to answer questions and would be happy to show you how to clip their cats nails if you would like. A good rule of thumb is to use fingernail clippers or another nail trimming device and cut only the part that is white, at the ends. Cats have blood vessels in their nails and can bleed if cut too low.
How often should I clean my cat’s litter box?
Your cat’s litter box should be cleaned on a daily basis (yes daily), but more frequently if you have multiple cats. Cats generally like to stay clean and they do not want to walk around in a dirty litter box. You probably don’t want them tracking what’s in the litter box, throughout the house. If your cat doesn’t remind you to clean it out, the smell will. Start with a litter that is specified as “clumping.” This will make it easier to scoop out the waste and take away the smell.