Here is a picture of a cat claw. Cut off the tip of the nail away from the pink part, which is the quick. Use a good, sharp pair of clippers from the pet store. Human clippers are not shaped correctly nor sharp enough.
An alternative to clipping is fitting Soft Paws onto the cat's nails. I have never tried this.
The video shows a very tolerant cat. Many cats do not like to have their nails clipped. I have several like that. Here's what I do:
- Wait till she is sleeping, then sneak in and clip one or two nails, or until she starts to resist.
- Have someone else hold the cat and clip nails until the cat begins to protest.
Some people wrap their cat in a blanket like a burrito. I do not like to stress the cat (or me). It makes it so much harder the next time. So what if all the nails aren't done? I can trim several more an hour or a day later.