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Old 06-13-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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anybody ever use these on your cat?

I found these online and am considering using them on our cat. He's scratched the baby a couple of times and it's only a matter of time until he does some damage.

http://softpaws.com/
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I would think they would be uncomfortable and keep the kitty from retracting it's claws completely. My cats would probably chew them off, or at least worry themselves to no end trying to remove them.
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Yep we use them on or oldest cat whom the vet strongly discouraged declawing due to age. More advice can be gained at http://www.felineadvice.com Our cat had no reaction to them.
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That's cool fishfreek. Perhaps I'm wrong. I just can invision my cats high stepping with them on their feet. How long do they last?
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id think they might poke through them if their what i think they are
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i dont know, IMHO i would say if i were a cat, that would annoy me like those sock with the line that is at the tip of your toes, i hate those socks so i wouldnt like those things

but if the cat doesnt mind i would be a-ok with thm
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They are vinyl and supposedly last from 4-6 weeks. They fall off with the "husk" when a cat sheds it nails. The site says that a cat can fully retract their claws while they are wearing them. I think the cat would have to exert so much pressure to poke through them, that the claw would break first. I can see a cat chewing at them, but they chew at the husks anyways.

It probably would take a while for the cat to get used to them. But it's either that or declaw/cat welfare.
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I don't know too many cats that would sit still long enough for you to glue vinyl caps over each of their nails. 8O How about trimming, or filing the nails down?
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How about trimming

This is what I do. My cats are old though and claws/scratching furniture really isn't an issue anymore. They are having a good day if they just get up to eat.
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A former co-worker brings his blue-point Siamese to a groomer to have her nails trimmed every couple of weeks. He told me that the pros can do in minutes what would take him hours - with little, or no spilled human blood! :P
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