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Well, like many cat owners looking for a solution to lead your cat to a place of calm and zen when having their nails clipped, it seemed it would never be possible. I've tried EVERYTHING until I found this face mask. At first, I thought, ooooh, don't think so. But, reading the reviews of those who were successful with it, I decided to give it a go. My issue wasn't getting the mask on her face, it was determining which side was UP. I looked at the photo several times and finally got it right and it was probably just me. Also, I got the size right, but my flexible kitty was able to get her paw in and under the mask and whoosh, it was off. So, since she wears a collar, which I tightened a bit, I decided to slip on the open strap through the collar and secure the velcro ends. This method kept it on her face better and no matter how many times she clawed to get it off, she wasn't able to. Next, I scruffed her with one hand with a finger on the collar and boom,... she was calm and quiet! While I had her on my lap, her four legs were out with paws and nails exposed and NO RESISTANCE. Clip, clip, clip and the job was done. She didn't hold a grudge and ate her treat and was purring in seconds. It could just be my cat, but I did want to report my success with this item. I hope the best for anyone using it.
I brought it a size too big but our cat is a rescue and she’s mean and we’re all afraid of her lol. I’ve never seen her this docile and timid or even cooperating. We got her in March and attempted once to bathe her with no luck. It’s now the end of October and with the muzzle I trimmed her over grown nails and gave her a bath. She smells beautiful. Best product ever
I decided to start shaving my cats myself rather than take them to the groomers, so a mask was a must. I bought this one. I have used it several times already during grooming sessions, and I must say that the presence of a mask does seem to calm them down a bit and give me a bit more control with 1 of the cats. But I'm concerned as to the reason - although the mask has a nose hole for breathing, it may move during the wrestling that occurs, and then the cat can't breathe because the nylon is not breathable. So maybe he is just focusing on breathing rather than focusing on my grooming? Overall I'm glad I bought it though, it is really easy to put on and off or even adjust during the grooming session, even with a very difficult cat!
I ordered the size said the fit up to 8 pound cats, which I believe was a medium. My cat is just over 8 pounds and this was way too big, her face was swimming in it. It didn't do much to help at all with the situation because it was constantly slipping off. She's extremely feisty and refuses to let anyone cut her claws but they get too long and end up cracking which causes her pain so I was desperately hoping this would aid in the process since she's a biter but it didn't, though I can see where it may help if properly sized. Perhaps a smaller size down would have made a difference or may it would work well for a car with a large head.
We bought this for our ten pound cat because he does try to bite while we clip his nails and I often have to have myself and my significant other pin him down to make sure he doesn't hurt us or himself. This mask completely eliminated the need for two people. It made me feel safe knowing he cannot bite while I take care of him. It has been the easiest clipping session so far! Based off the reviews I was worried about the straps not adjusting to fit since people seemed to complain about that. I ordered a medium because I'd rather have a bigger size than a smaller one. The medium was completely adjustable to have a tighter fit so it would not slide off, you just have to use the full extent of the Velcro. I got all four paws, by myself, in less than 5 minutes. Gave a treat after and he was good to go!!
As others have said...wish I had found this year's ago. The large fit my 19 pound cat perfectly. It took him a few seconds to adjust at first. But once he relaxed abit, I was able to cut all his nails in just a matter of minutes.
Our cat doesn't mind this muzzle. Helps immeasurably with nail clipping. As others have noted, this seems to run a bit large. The medium is advised for 6 to 12 lb cats. Our cat is about 15 pounds and the medium fits with room to spare.
I bought a Medium for my 11.5 lb cat who is VERY aggressive when I try to trim her nails. It came in packaging that says "Large" but then they put an "M" sticker over the word Large to try to pass it off as a Medium. It's HUGE. It's so big that the velcro doesn't even overlap once it's on. I attempted to safety pin it, but you can probably imagine how that went over with a squirming, hissing cat with claws flying in every direction. Will be returning and try a different brand that hopefully has sizing figured out.
I'm finally able to clip my big Ragdoll cats claws without getting clawed myself or bitten! I've fought her for three years and was about done with her. I put this on her and she immediately laid there with a low growl. She tried to bolt at first so I had to hold her down between my knees. Once she turned her head to snap at my hand but of course she missed! The muzzle was a tad big but it still held her mouth shut! She's not a typical Ragdoll friendly cat. She hates kids and strangers. Before I could only attempt to cut her claws when outside, so she can be distracted by the flying insects. That did not work at all this summer and she bit me for the first time. I'm the only one she really gets along even though she is not a cuddler. So success achieved! This is A MUST HAVE for cat owners.