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This is a great product but you have to know how to use it in order for it to be a good experience for you and your furbaby. First of all, buy the muzzle AND this bag. Then leave the bag out for a few days so the cats see it and get used to it. Then muzzle your cat gently-it’s not hard. Once the cat can’t see, it’s easy to place him/her in the bag and zip it up. We have a very large Maine Coon that we adopted last October and he is impossible to deal with when his nails need trimming. Wild and too strong for two adults to manage. Nothing worked and we tried everything! Then I bought the muzzle and bag. Unbelievable difference. Without seeing it, your cat doesn’t recognize the bagging process. Once the cat is secured cutting each paw was easy. I was shocked at how easy it was. Under a minute and all nails trimmed nicely. And it only took one person to do it all! Make sure you buy a big enough bag also. Our cat weighs 17 pounds so we bought the large and it’s perfect. The muzzle is not cruel at all. It’s soft, has a hole for kitty’s nose and Velcro’s in the back. Awesome!! Took off one star because I’d rather it didn’t have the mesh......
I bought for 2 cats who HATE grooming, nail clipping and have never had a real bath. Bought the muzzle separately based on another reviewer’s advice. The zippers in front and back worked great to do the trimming and grooming of matted fur with minimal struggle. I was able to bathe in the bag and unzip enough to clean fur without the cat getting out of the bag. Plenty of drainage. Wrapped them up bag and all in a warm towel and slowly dried their fur enough to let them loose. No more getting scratched up and bitten!
Love this. My 13 year old cat needs to get IV fluids every 3 days. She started fighting off something fierce. Even wrapping her in a towel wasn't working. So we looked up other methods online and found this bag and it has been a godsend.
I have four cats...two out of the four I cut their nails myself, as I became smarter and started doing them as kittens.... I love their is cloth by the zipper to protect hair (or tail) getting caught, which please still be very careful!! It is durable, my two just turned three and I still have the first one...the velcro around the neck area is starting to (as it would anywhere), wear just a tad, so I ordered another just to have! I would highly recommend this product...
Not the easiest to get a cat in. I am using it to restrain my cat IV fluids under the nape of his neck so I slightly unzipped the top to get access to that part of him. Even with the velcro firmly around his neck, he was able to kick inside the bag and get right out, velcro coming undone. I wish the velcro was done more like a leash buckle system so it was 100% firm.
I've been fighting with my senior feline for over a week to get her subq's into her little body. I can't believe how strong she is, how good she is at yoga and how well she's mastered the art of biting me just hard enough to leave her alone. This bag, for us, a miracle. Took a bit to get her in.. next time, which is in two days, I'll wear gloves. Once I zipped her in she flipped over on her side. Administering the fluid wasn't perfect, I had to remove the needle after the first syringe, pet her lil head and calm her until she relaxed, then administer syringe number two. She was a queen. I opened the Velcro at her neck and she did a Houdini technique to get out. Walked a few steps away, meowed a complaint, I congratulated her, whooping and cheering.. then gave her some treats. I'm willing to do this every other day to spare her the kindey shutdown. She is too, she just doesn't know it. Try it. I tried everything, burrito, in my lap, off the floor on an ottoman... I mean, Everything. This worked for us. I can't express my relief. Oh, and she turned 21 last Friday. I think she's got some more time in her. 😊😊💜
We got this because we wanted to provide our two cats with a safe alternative to declawing. We hired a professional groomer the first two times to place kitty caps on them, but at $40 a cat every two months it's a costly investment. We were prepared to do it, but then COVID hit. Everyone in our home is immune compromised and our groomer is still mobile, so it's an unnecessary risk.
We decided to temporarily do kitty caps ourselves; however, the first time we were clawed, bitten, and urinated on. That's when we decided this would be a great idea with a muzzle.
We put the muzzle on first to calm them. Then, we place the cat head first in the jacket while carefully securing the velcro TIGHTLY around their necks. Then, we put their full bodies in the jacket, push down their behinds, and zip it up. You need to be quick! I suggest practicing and familiarizing yourself with the jacket beforehand.
I can not stress enough that's it's imperative that the velcro be tight and secure. If you can get a finger in, your pet can breath. More than that and an attack paw will emerge.
Then, you're free to unzip the zipper to each coordinating paw. We remove the caps, trim their nails, apply new caps, let them dry, wait a couple of minutes, and move on to the next paw. They resisted it at first, but it keeps them so much more calm and it is ultimately safer for them and us.
I would not recommend it for bathing or traveling.
Very difficult to get the cats into the bag. We hoped the bag could be used to aid us in getting fluids in. Not at all. The Velcro collar easily comes undone when the cat squirms around. Zipper is not a two-way zipper meaning even if you are lucky to get the cat positioned in the bag you have to open the zipper so much the cat escapes. Bag size doesn’t seem to match description. We tried the bag on two cats, 7 lbs and 6.8 lbs and the bag is just too small. I know others judging by their reviews have good success but with our two Orientals, no way. A lot of money for something that doesn’t work.