Should you have a groomer trim your cat’s claws ?

Claw trimmer and cat's claw
This is the claw trimmer I use. The cat in this photo is on my lap. She is a relaxed cat.

Here are some things to think about.

Are you a calm, patient person?

Does your body tense up when you hold your cat?

Are you a quiet person, or do you use a loud voice at home?

Are you willing to try different ways of holding your cat?

Are you willing to trim the claws in a piecemeal fashion, a few claws every now and then?

Does your cat lay still for claw trims?

Does your cat wiggle just a bit or is your cat a major wiggler?

Does your cat hiss, scratch and even bite during claw trim attempts?

Do you have a condition that makes being scratched more of a concern, such as a blood condition or susceptibility to infection?