Nail splitting and falling happens to every cat. As your cat’s nail grows beyond the blood supply, the surrounding layer starts cracking to make room for the new nail and once the process is over this layer is naturally discarded.
Many owners want to clip their cat’s claws, but blunt clippers and a bad clipping technique can also result in broken or split nails. When choosing the right clippers, remember that the sharpness of the blade is crucial.
A broken or injured limb can make it difficult for your cat to scratch their nails on their cat tree, as well as a medical condition that kept them in a lethargic state for a certain period, which left their nails untrimmed.