Have a Spa Day
Although cats are generally fastidious self groomers, a thorough brushing and combing will remove any lingering old fur and reveal the healthy, soft coat your cat is so proud of, while gently massaging her after brushing will stimulate the skin and relax her.
And what’s a spa day without a mani-pedi? Even if you’ve avoided trimming your cat’s claws, relax, you’ve got all day and only four paws. Patience, careful attention not to cut the nail quick, and your soothing voice reminding her that she’ll be oh so happy with neatly trimmed nails will carry you through.
If you haven’t cut your cats nails before, Blass suggests getting your cat in the habit of letting you massage her paws and extend her claws in a gentle and calming manner prior to any attempts to clip their nails.
“This will help the cat already feel comfortable with you handling her paws,” she says, making the cat much less likely to resist actual nail trims.