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Ok, I have to start off telling you guys that I was completely skeptical about these things when I first saw them! I asked several pennies who had used them if they were really worth it and they all said yes. So I figured I would give it a try. Hell, my older cat was clawing my bed and door frame to death and teaching my younger cat to do the same plus she was clawing up my carpet! I was so tickled once I got these. They were shipped extremely fast and all the covers & glue was included. I was also glad that everything was packaged separately and wasn't all mixed up. I read the directions but gadd also already knew what I had to do to use these correctly. So I grabbed both my cats and clipped the tops of their nails off. For each claw I filled the colored cover of my choice with the included glue and slid each cover over each of my cats front claws. Be careful not to over fill the covers with glue or it'll get all over your fingers and end up sticking to your fingers instead of gluing to the cat's claw! Or worse.. end up getting all over the cats fur and you'll end up with their fur glued to you like I did! So just know they can be messy till you get the hang of applying them over the cat's claws! Once I had both sets of cats claws covered, I proceeded to watch both of my cats for a little while. The younger kitten (maybe 6 months old) didn't seem to mind the covers as much as the older cat (about a year old).. she kept trying to pull the covers off to no avail and leaned around trying to shake them off at first. Now after a couple days they've accepted them and my mattress, carpet and door frame have yet to be clawed up again! I highly recommend these claw covers. You won't regret them!
Please don't use this on your pet. The glue is just like the nail glue that is sold in drug stores for fake glue on nails. My cat was in so much pain from the glue. It was hurting her nail beds. She wouldnt stop meowing so loud and tossing herself around trying to get it off. She was very uncomfortable with it and now I have to take her to the vet to make sure she's ok. She's so scared now she won't come near me because she thinks I just want to hurt her. She's been very distant and scared of me since I tried putting these on her. I only got two of them on and I regret it fully.
They definitely work to protect your furniture and prevent a cat from scratching. They're difficult to get on a cat and the glue gets everywhere. I'm not too sure if these are good for cats. She freaked out after having them (which I expected) but it seems like the nails would continue to grow and maybe be an irritation for cats. Also had a few fall off in the first couple of days. About 2 weeks later she only has 2 claws still covered.
Just moved to a new house. 3 Cats and 2 were scratching EVERYTHING!!... I wish I would have tried these Cat Claw Caps first. 1 cat can get some of the caps off (I will try more glue and reapply) , the other cannot. The one that can get some off, now spends his time trying to get them off rather than scratching my couch!! The other, well... he can scratch away but there is no damage :) I would recommend these! I bought both large and medium - both seem too a bit big for my cats of various sizes. I will buy small and try those...
Before purchasing on Amazon I shopped around for claw caps elsewhere, and the prices were quite high. For the amount you get here, I think this was the most worth it for the money. I put 4 on each front paw (excluded the "thumb" claw) and replace as they fall off. Usually they will last 2-4 weeks, depending on whether she pulls them off herself. They use regular super glue adhesion, which seems to hold pretty well. My cat frequently uses her scratching post with these on and they still stay on for a good amount of time.
If I had one complaint it would be the little bottles of adhesive, they clog up and don't do well after you've used them once, and since I usually am applying only a few at a time, it's a pain for me. But I bought regular super glue and it works the same.
We have used claw caps by different companies before with better and more lasting results. Be aware that these are BIG. Marketed for dogs and cats, which seems wrong as their claws are shaped differently. It's my fault that I missed the detail about the dogs.
We have several large cats. Upwards of 10 and 15 lbs and the caps are still too large. They are quite thick and whether it is glue quality or the caps, they do not remain in place nearly as long as other brands.
Unless you have sluglike and oddly amiable cats who loll about flexing their claws patiently while you painstakingly apply each cap every few days, these are not the brand for you. Our cats are not alien species masquerading as felines and thus become quite bitey and malevolent after we inflict these upon them.
I've been using Soft Claws on my cats for years and thought I'd try these out. It took a while to use up my remaining Soft Claws stock, so unfortunately I missed the return window. The quality on the caps seems fine, but the sizes seem to run larger than the Soft Claws brand. I bought the small and medium sizes for my two cats. The small was the size of SC's medium and the mediums were just too big for the larger cat. The set of caps could benefit from including more glue applicator tips. I've tried various ways to reseal an opened glue tube with the applicator tip on, but nothing seems to prevent the glue from drying out. The best method I've found is to remove the used applicator tip and replace it with the original glue cap. Unfortunately this allows residual glue to dry up and clog in the applicator tip. I wish the cap sets were available in packs of 100 single colors. It's nice how the colors are coordinated, but I'm just too OCD and would like them to be identical. Overall, I think the nail caps are a decent value. I haven't used them enough to notice any difference in adhesion and doubt the glue is any different from Soft Claws. I do wish they had more applicator tips and came in single colors.