Out of the blue yesterday Ross mentioned that I hadn't brushed Bailey's teeth or clipped her nails in a while. I agreed and decided to clip Bailey's nails. When I went to clip one of her thumb nails I noticed it was ingrown. How does this work on a cat? Basically the nail grows and curls inward toward the pad--sometimes puncturing it.
After reading some forum posts and watching a YouTube video, I decided I could take care of it myself instead of taking Bailey to the vet. We wrapped her up in a towel, put a sock on her head, and I cut the nail at the midpoint.