How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Scott Nimmo Your Own Question
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 20424
Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr Scott Nimmo is online now

why does my old cat get his claws stuck in the carpet?

Customer Question

why does my old cat get his claws stuck in the carpet?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.

Scott Nimmo :

My name is Scott and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

The answer here is very short and simple, as cats get older they are unable to retract their claws so much and when they become very old they may not be able to retract them at all.

Scott Nimmo :

Their claws will then stick on the carpet. There is nothing you can do about this I am afraid.

Scott Nimmo :

This is just something which happens to geriatric cats...

Scott Nimmo :

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.



Related Vet Questions