Trim your kitty’s nails! Unfortunately I was in middle school when we got my cat Charlotte, so I didn’t know you should trim your cat’s nails. As a 15.5-year-old cat, she hates having her feet touched; however, I still make it a point to trim the odd nail when I can, since long nails can grow into their paw pads. The dewclaws are at greatest risk of doing this, since they are rarely used when the cat scratches with their nails. This is often a problem in senior cats especially, who may sleep more or have arthritis hindering their scratching behavior.
Managed to trim several nails from Charlotte when she was dozing today. Victory!
It’s super easy if you start early! Monster lets me trim all her front nails in one go. I don’t trim her back nails though because she tends to face plant when jumping on to things if I do.