A Close-up of A Cat’s Claws
If you said, “That’s a cat’s paw, you were right!”
Cats’ claws are just like people’s fingernails. The long, whitish point is made of a protein called keratin. It has no nerve or blood supply so it can be trimmed without hurting the cat. The pinkish triangle at the base of the nail is the quick, or nail bed which is living tissue and hurts when it is injured.