Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Cinf Cat Pet Supply Grooming Bag Restraint Bag Cats Nail Clipping Cleaning Grooming Bag, No Scratching Biting Restraint for Bathing Nail Trimming Injecting Examining,(Black,M)
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Worked amazingly! Only regret is not getting a larger one. She’s not a big cat and she JUST got in a large. Order up! Otherwise this thing is amazing! Gracie FROZE while in it. It was seriously super easy to use. Def 2 person job to get her in it and after reading other reviews I put the neck/collar thing around first and that was the best advice. Get collar part secured first!!! Buy this!!!! Took less than a min to clip all four paws!
I have tried many other, different designs of cat restraints for trimming their claws. This grooming bag is a clear winner. It has made the job safe, and almost free of trauma for the cats. :-) Of course the cats still complain a little, but we can now get through the trimmings with no injury to my hands and arms.
Getting the cats into the bag is fairly easy, with practice. I have found that you first need to secure the neck strap after you place the cat into the open bag. After the neck strap is secured (but not TOO tight, please!) the back zipper can be closed. The cat is then incapable of either flight or scratching you.
Now, you can open the four leg openings one at a time, and gently pull the cat's leg through the opening. Of course the cat might complain and squirm a bit, but will still be unable to get away.
Our cats now have regularly-trimmed claws, and we are happy with the process.
This grooming bag works very well as a cat carrier. It did take two people to get my cats into this bag (not both at the same time). But the zipper, that runs the length of the top to the collar, helps by opening up the bag. You don't have to try to pull a bag over the cat's head. You just have to put the cat into the open bag and hold on while someone else Velcros the bag closed and pulls up the zipper and closes the Velcro collar. The collar has to be very firmly closed, if the cat can get a paw out through the collar she can pull open the velcro and escape. The cats did not actually enjoy this carrier. But they didn't struggle much. I think having their heads free does make them feel a bit better. I think my cats are normal sized, not huge, not tiny, the Medium size bag is a good fit for both of them.
Used to psychologically get our returned feral boy to behave while visiting his siblings. I monitored him in this product on the first day and all went fine. The next day, I repeated as before, with "Friendly" in the bag and watched some TV. It wasn't long, and he was able to slip out and then attacked one of his brothers (he changed when he went feral and came back hating other cats). There was a fight, but thankfully no real injuries. The bag was undamaged. Several months later, I placed him in it again, then placed him inside of another type full-zipper cat bag and that was enough to keep him restricted. I'm trying to get him resocialized, one day at a time. May want to use a safety pin or additional velcro devices to secure the bag.
We purchased this at around 20 dollars & feel that it is sturdy and well built - very fair price range. We bought it for a small dog (around 15 lbs.) that bites us when we try to do his nails. We've tried a couple of different types of clippers as well as one of those dromel sander things - he'll have none of it. So, we put him in this bag, which he allowed us to do. He's normally a very cooperative dog. When it came time to clip the first tiny nail, however, he was able to twist his head in such a fashion as to nearly bite us. With 2 people, the bag, and a muzzle, we were finally able to clip this tiny fighting dog's nails. So, it ended up not being any easier than anything else we've tried. We are keeping it, though, because we have 2 cats that it may end up being handy for.
We didn't try using it for bathing, because our little monster likes baths - just has a nail clipping phobia. Probably something from his past. You never know what shelter dogs have been through before you adopt them. Anyways, I don't see how this would work for bathing. It seems that too much of the animal would be covered. I would be afraid that soap would be left on my pet & cause them to itch. The advertising says it can be used in such a manner, but if that's what you want to use it for, I would go through the reviews and see if anybody has had luck with this, because I just can't fathom how that would work.
Great quality - materials, workmanship, and design. Just didn't work for us. Will update if one of my cats ends up having to take medication or something. I'm hoping it will work better for that. No need to clip their nails in the bag. They are more cooperative than my little dog.
Update: We have since had to return this bag. One of my cat's ended up with a urinary tract infection & ended up on meds as a result. We put her in the bag and hung it in order to give her the pill. She fought, shifting the weight of the bag. The zipper slid enough due to her movements that she fell on her head. We did not have it hanging high (thank goodness), but we do have ceramic floors. My cat seems fine, but I won't use this again. I am giving it 3 stars because I feel this bag could be useful for some animals - just not ours. Try to hang it low, though, just in case. Or perhaps, one could find a way to keep the zipper from opening (a safety pin, maybe?) There's no way for us to try this again with our cat. After her experience, there is no way we would be able to get her back in the bag.
I took a chance on this because one of my cats absolutely hates having her nails clipped. Indeed she will not let me even handle her paws. This one had a hissy fit and I had great difficulties getting her in the bag ( ha) at all. I will not do this again. I had to try once but twice would just be cruel. I am not sure about seditives or indeed who needs it most, she or I. Yeow!
Overall, this is a great product and does what I ordered it for. The only thing that I would say that could improve it is that it is a very stiff fabric, so it is a bit hard to get the cat into it, but it works well after it is on. Perhaps if I would have washed it first, it would have been softer but I would order it again even at that.
The bag is well made with sturdy materials and high-quality zippers. However, I don't know if it works because it was impossible to get my cat in it, even between two people. If you have a "long" cat, size M will be too small and they don't have size L, so you can't change it. Though we couldn't get him in, I was pretty sure he wasn't going to fit longwise anyway.