Tubby’s Hairy Toes

I have a question, guys.

When we trim up the cats, we mostly get rid of their manes. Okay, that’s all we do because I won’t let Aaron shave them like he wants to do. HOWEVER, I have been wondering about another area that gets a bit unkempt: between the toes.

Sleepy kitty

Isn’t he just adorable?!

So the question is, to trim or not to trim? What do you all do? While it ISย endearing, I wonder if it is also a hindrance in some way. Aaron says to leave it (shocking, I know),ย but I’m not entirely convinced.

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16 comments

  1. colinandray · September 17, 2015

    If you get snow, and freezing rain, and salt and stuff in Winter, you might not want it to get trapped on the fur between his toes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Saving Sammie · September 17, 2015

      If that’s the case, he probably won’t want to go outside!

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      • colinandray · September 17, 2015

        He’s a Shepherd so his exercise is important (even if he doesn’t see it!). ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Saving Sammie · September 17, 2015

        Ohh… Yes, Sammie will go outside no matter the weather. I thought we were talking about Tubby, my cat ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. colinandray · September 17, 2015

    Ooops! Sorry Tubby. Totally ignored you in favour of Sammie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Problems With Infinity · September 17, 2015

    awww those furry feet are so adorable!!

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  4. lexitheschnauzer · September 17, 2015

    Some cat breeds that are indigenous to cold climates have a lot of hair between their pads to protect them in the snow. However, a house cat on a slick floor will slip a lot more with that. There is no harm in trimming, but if you use scissors, be extra careful. A cut paw pad means a trip to the vet. A pair of dog clippers with a 40 (surgical) blade is the best to run straight across the pads. (This was all from my Mom, she’s a groomer in her spare time.)

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  5. carolynswriting · September 17, 2015

    I’ve trimmed Izzie’s feet before (she’s not quite as hairy there as Tubby – very cute by the way!)

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    • Saving Sammie · September 18, 2015

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ We love him! I was about to trim the fluff last night, but I only had access to one paw.

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  6. carolynswriting · September 17, 2015

    Oops, I hit Send accidentally! I was going to say I do it because she slides on our wooden floors otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. raisingdaisy · September 22, 2015

    We trim Daisy’s long hair from between her pads. When it’s long, it covers her pads and she slips a lot more on floors that don’t have carpeting. It also gets really dirty and catches dirt, dried leaves and cut grass. She doesn’t appreciate the trimming on her paws, but she tolerates it in exchange for one treat per paw! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. noofmitchell · October 13, 2015

    I trim my Newfoundland puppy’s toe fur but, never trimmed our three cats in 22 years. The cats did not seem to suffer ill effects. Good luck!

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    • Saving Sammie · October 13, 2015

      Thanks! So what made you decide to trim your Newfoundland puppy’s toe fur?

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