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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Soft Claws

Until joining this forum, I had never heard of these. I wonder if someone has a picture of them that I could see.

Do they need to be actually stuck in place or does the material they are made from cling on its own?

Can the cat still fully retract his claws when wearing them?

How long do they last on average?

Just old fashioned curiosity!!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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If you just google "soft claws," you will see their website that basically answers all your questions and has pictures. They even have colored ones to make you cat more festive
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I just finished watching the video on applying Soft Claws and I have two cats that will probably have to be sedated before that can happen. Iím not sure if my vet will do them, but it will probably cost a fortune, so I donít want to go there.
What other alternatives do I have to installing them? Is there something I could give the cats to calm or knock them out while I do this?
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I use these and honestly they arnt to terribly hard to do. It's just a matter of your cat getting use to his paws being touched. I clip my cats nails down then let him go... then I always set ten of them out on a paper towel ready with glue in them. Grab the cat and stick them all on at once. Then in between times I always see how many they are missing and set that many out. Mine have lasted a month or more. They all fall off at different times. It's just like putting on walmart acrylic nails on yourself if you've ever done that.... You have to clip their nails down before hand so I would read up on that before you tried. It's really not that hard. You just can't cut the "quick".... Watch a video. It's pretty self explanatory... And if your still unsure just have your vet show you how to trim their nails


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With my vet they offer it as an axillary service. Like dog grooming. You dont have to pay an office vist charge. The vet techs do it I assume.

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Our vet charges $12 to put them on. Will be doing this next week!
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How does this affect their desire to knead and scratch? Do they still do it but just not end up scratching anything? Do they get frustrated?
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They still knead and scratch on things. It just won't tear anything up at first they are prolly gonna wonder hey what the **** is on my feet but they get used to it.


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Now $12 would be well worth it to me, but these cats are wild and the only time they let me near is when I feed them. I’m afraid that if I capture them and bring them over to the vet, I may also be paying medical bills on the techs. LOL
Well I suppose I could at least call them before hand to explain the situation and then ask how much.
I wonder if Catnip will calm them down
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Catnip generally doesn't have a calming effect. Valerian (proper valerian) is better for that.

Our vets offer most things but this doesn't seem to be on offer. I'm really intrigued.


The clip doesn't actually say whether or not they can still retract their claws.

Any observations?
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