It's possible to clip some of my cats' claws on my own, however, not all of them like having their feet touched. The ones that allow me to only do because I started when they were kittens. There are a few alternatives to trimming their claws. First, have several scratch pads or items available and sprinkle them with catnip. This will allow them to file their nails at welcome spots instead of, say, on the couch. Another alternative is buying these plastic nail caps from Petsmart or Amazon. The only problem is getting them on the nails, especially if your kitties don't like to have their feet touched.