Despite the fact that cats are very neat, it is important to pay attention to the care of their paws, especially to the maintenance of the nails and in the event that your cat goes outside, to their hygiene.
Before starting to see the care that you should give to your cat’s paws, it is important to bear in mind that it is a very sensitive area of its anatomy. For this reason, it may be that your cat is not very receptive to having its paws manipulated.
When do you must check your cat’s paws?
It is important that we accustom the cat to our care, be it brushing, paws or any other care that is needed.
We recommend that in the moments that the cat is relaxed, you massage its paws so that it gets used to the contact on its paws by its family.
What care should you give to your cat’s paws?
At this time, it is important that you take into account what the necessary care for your cat’s paws are.
As we well know, cats’ nails are very important to them because they are a way in which they mark their territory and, also, a form of relaxation when they scratch.
This need to sharpen the nails should not be tried to stop but to reinforce so that they do so because it is fundamental in the nature of cats.
Our recommendation? If you want to prevent your cat from scratching where it shouldn’t, pay close attention to our blog. In addition, it is recommended that you get several scratchers that your cat may have scratchers around the house.
Another important point is to cut the nails for proper hygiene of your cat’s paws. Pay close attention to our blog on this topic to avoid hurting the cat!
Cleaning your cat’s paws
If your cat goes outside, it is important that when the cat returns you check their paws well and clean them.
Why is it important to clean your cat’s paws? It is essential to do this review and cleaning to avoid introducing dirt from the street into your house and your cat can get sick when licking its paws for possible toxic substances.
Although taking care of your cat’s paws may seem simple, the truth is that it can be a test for your patience and a stressful situation for your cat. That is why we recommend that you take it easy, cutting his nails in different sessions or, as we mentioned above, checking his pads at the time when he is most relaxed.
In the event that you observe that your cat does not walk properly, that its pads are swollen and red or that it has some kind of wound, it is best to go to a veterinarian to rule out any serious problem and make sure it is treated correctly.
The rest of the care and needs cats give to themselves without any problem in their daily baths or keeping their nails on the scratching post.
We hope that this article on caring for your cat’s paws has been of interest to you and don’t forget to visit our blog for more advice on cats.