Ask Dr. Richards

November 2005 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 11/05

My cat leaves peelings of her claws when she scratches my furniture and carpet. Is that common for cats, or should I worry? Also, when she cleans her paws, she has the tendency to pull on them. Should I try to make her stop?

There’s nothing to worry about as far as your kitty’s health is concerned, but I’m a bit concerned about the health of your furniture and carpet. Cat claws can cause tremendous…

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