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Perfect way to stop my cat to scratch my Sphynx when they play - also she is not able to destroy my rugs and chairs so thats good as well :) I had an issue once with the size - I made a mistake - their customer service was great! i will keep buying those for a long time!
I absolutely love these! I started using this product about 4-5 months ago. I wanted to give it enough time before, I wrote a review.
So here's my story: My sweet kitten just turned one in June and was getting/ tearing up everything! Trimming his nails didn't help, a big scratching post didn't work. Absolutely nothing helped. My fiancé started to push for us to declaw him just because, the cat was getting very out of hand. However, since I'm not big on declawing I went to the Internet! These are what I've found!
I've ordered both a small and a medium of these and have found that medium work best. Id say if the cat is younger than one get small, any older it's best to get medium.
The Good: -Basically what these are, are rubber caps that go onto your cats nail. They do not hurt them and for the most part the glue holds strong. It's a special glue that won't hurt the animals nails. Nor will it damage anything. They are still able to use their nails however, they arnt nearly as sharp.
The Bad: - I've noticed on some of these reviews they complain the nails don't stay long enough or stay on to long. I have had a situation with both. I have learned it truly varies on two things: how much glue you put into the nail and how fast your cat's nails grow. Be sure to trim the cat's nails before putting the nail caps on that way they get the longest life span possible. Sometimes, My cat will lose a nail cap after a week of me putting them on. This has nothing to do with the product. It just means my cat was to fidgety and I didn't put as much glue as I needed too. Some of the nails are different sizes. So make sure that the bigger ones go on the bigger nails (obviously).
The Ugly: - There was one time that I had notice my cat had two nails stuck longer than any of his other nail caps ( about two months). I had already replaced all the other ones at least once. However, those two were stuck like some of the horror stories suggested in previous reviews. To be honest it isn't a huge deal. It just means for some reason they stuck better. I learned that to get those two nails that were "super stuck" off. All you have to do it get a cotton ball with nail remover on it and rub the cats stuck nail cap until it pops off. It took only a matter of minutes. Also, it is notable to mention the glue dries very quickly. I've learned not to put the glue cap back on. Otherwise, you will never be able to open the glue again. I just put it in a sandwhich bag away from everything until my next use.
Also, it does NOT rip out the nail!!! What you see when the nail falls off is dried glue that came up when it fell off the cats nails
Overall, I highly recommend this product to anyone considering to buy it. I've only had to buy two packages in all the months I've been using this product. Great price for the quantity and quality!
Perfect 🐱 i’m sorry it took me so long to write the review this product is completely amazing definitely helps out. Our little cat didn’t know that every time he jumped up on us he was scratching us and now that we’ve had these nail protectors on there’s no scratches whatsoever He has even stopped clawing the furniture course he may go through the motions but he’s not doing any harm. Make sure you follow the instructions that come with this product make sure you hold the cat afterwards so the adhesive hardens and they’re unable to get it off, if one or two may fall off here and there but there’s plenty of extras to replace. Kitty seems happy and he doesn’t seem to mind them after the first night of having them. This are pretty and they don’t even seem to bother him. I highly recommend this product and I will continue to buy this product in the future. I wish adding on my own fake nails or as easy as these and just as durable. It seems like a great alternative when you don’t want to have them declawed since having the cats declawed tends to lead to problems later in life with arthritis. Please follow the directions completely when you’re putting these on and I would suggest having a person help you while you put these on so someone held our cat we used outdoor gloves while he held the cat and I used latex gloves on my hands just to make sure no glue did not get on my skin and then he continue to hold the cat for five minutes after we put them on so they were for sure dry. ❤️👍🐱
I am totally against declawing animals, so I thought I would have to put up with scratch marks on the walls and couches FOREVER!! I cant seem to get my kitty to claw the scratching post, so Im SO HAPPY that these Soft Claws actually work!!
The Soft Claws were so easy to put on his claws...I know I have a pretty chill cat, he's really awesome and you SHOULD be jealous...but even regular cats who aren't as cool as mine wouldn't mind these. All you do is put on the glue and slip the cover right on their nail. It sticks instantly and locks onto the claw...it was about a week and a half before I noticed the first soft claw had come off. it was three weeks before all the soft claws were off....BUT the set comes with enough for three applications. that's 9 weeks of no scratching.
So the rest of the five stars are because they arrived on time and also looked super effin adorable on my handsom effin cat.
I encourage you all to take a moment and look at the images associated with this product...you'll find the cutest freakin picture in the world of my adorable part snowshoe Siamese kitten named Keelo <3 He is wearing the blue Soft Paws that I got him :D
I bought these at the vet's advice to help keep the kittens from tearing up the furniture and walls. I have two rowdy, super hyper kittens. I took the soft claws to the vet to have them put them on and within two days they had already pulled several of them off. I decided it wasn't worth paying the vet fees and reapplied the missing ones myself. Those lasted a tiny bit longer and now even more are missing than before. The glue system is a little hard to figure out with colored soft claws because you can't see how much glue is in there. Plus sometimes the glue dries REALLY fast and at one point when the cat show his paw while I was trying apply a soft claw, the glue dried on his claw and glued it into his paw. Not good. I guess these are okay but the kittens are hating having this done and are not keeping them on at all as they sit around and scratch on anything they can find to try and get them off. Plus the rate I'm going through these is insane. I've also noticed when they rip them off, sometimes they do damage their nails, which isn't good.
I almost didn't buy these because I had read reviews from others who had problems. I'm glad I did buy them, because they're working GREAT, but I can definitely see how others could have been less lucky.
The keys to getting this to work right are:
1) Practice before using the glue. I tried putting one of the tips on a claw without the glue, and discovered that there's some small resistance when first sliding it on that I need to gently push through in order to get the tip securely on. Otherwise it only goes on part way and might be why some people found these things falling off quickly. These tips should slip up to about the flesh when the claw is *fully extended*.
2) These rubber claws do have some flexibility and the slit of them should fully envelop the glue tip before you squeeze the glue. Otherwise the glue will get on the outside and probably be a nightmare.
3) Be careful about how much glue you use. The instructions say to fill it 1/3 full, but it's tough to tell when you've reached that much. Just squeeze enough so that you can tell the glue reached the inside. Then STOP. If you fill it too full it will definitely cause a mess.
4) The instructions say to fill all 10 tips before starting. Most cats won't sit still long enough for you to slip every tip on before the glue dries. It's better to just do one at a time until you and your cat get comfortable with the process.
5) I was scared that my cat would chew them off as soon as I put them on, so I found that having some canned food out for her to immediately focus her attention on worked great. That gave the tips enough time to dry.
Overall I was pleased with the Soft Claws for Cats - CLS product. I followed the instructions and was able to get the hang of the process after the first cap was put on my cat's nail. Initially, I tried doing it myself by placing my cat on top of an elevated counter top. It allowed me to get an easier view of my cat's paws. However, I would suggest that another person help as most cats will struggle with the process. The second time I placed the caps on my cat's nails, I had a family member hold the cat while I took care of holding the paws and placing the caps on. I would recommend that you prepare the caps ahead of time (place the small amount of glue provided into each cap and put them on a paper towel near the place you will handle the cat) and this way you can do them quickly. The glue shouldn't dry in the caps before you get them on if done in a short amount of time. I found that you can place the caps on without trimming the cat's nails first, but a little trim of just the tip of the nail may help them stay on longer. As well, the applicator cap for the glue container can be used again if you just use a toothpick to clean out the glue that remains after completing the nail cap process. Just remember to cut enough of an opening off the end of the applicator tip to allow for the tip of the toothpick to poke through for cleaning - plus it helps to get the glue into the nails caps easier. Once completed, I thought our male cat looked great with the blue nail caps on him. I would recommend the product, if you are looking to save your furniture and yourself from cat nails.
These nail caps work wonders for keeping furniture and wallpaper intact with a playful indoor cat in the house. The nail caps slip on easily without any fuss and within 4-6 weeks they fall off naturally. Some may fall off earlier if the cat pulls at them (while grooming or scratching a scratching post). Luckily our cat is placid and let us put them on without much fuss but it's more of a two person job (one to hold, one to apply).
The best thing about this product is the nail caps acts as teaching tool to get the cat to get out of bad habits such as scratching furniture or using claws to grab/pull up with as doing so with thee caps on will no longer satisfy/help them. Three months later and our cat no longer tries to climb the wallpaper or pull herself up onto our leather sofa with her claws out or walk along delicate materials with her claws out.
These claw covers are better than other brands. But still difficult to put on, requires 2 people. 1 to apply glue and another to hold cat and fit cap on. This kit has various cap shapes making a bit tedious to figure out which fit claws best. They stick about 2 weeks. They dont seem to bother my cat. She doesn't try to chew them off. Even though they are a pain to put on, it is worth it to save my furniture.