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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Claw caps

What do you guys thing of claw caps ?

Pro/con? Are they safe? Are cats annoyed by them?

Naturally it would severely impede a cat's climbing abilities which is a big no no for outdoor cats, i'm interested in the indoor cat perspective.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 10:17 PM
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I don't see the need for them. Before I got cats, one of my big worries and excuses for not getting one sooner was I didn't want them ruining my furniture. I thought I'd have to buy claw caps and that sounded expensive.

Anyways all I do is clip their nails down really short (avoiding the quick!), this way even if they did try to scratch the furniture, they wouldn't do any damage.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 12:42 AM
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We got some of those. They do work .. but for indoor cats sometimes they work TOO good.

If you have a cat tree, expect that they will take a fall or 4. It's kinda sad, and dangerous really. We did it once, never again. Not worth a broken leg, or worse.

Now we just trim their claws with the nippers .. so they don't have dagger feet that get hung in stuff when they walk across it .. but they can still grip enough to climb the trees.
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This ^. It's not natural for cats to have pieces of plastic glued on their nails.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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If you have a cat tree, expect that they will take a fall or 4. It's kinda sad, and dangerous really. We did it once, never again. Not worth a broken leg, or worse.
Seven already falls out of the cat tree occasionally... usually because he rolls on his back and forgets where the edge is.
Last thing i want is to make it even worse so I guess that settles it, Seven will have to put up with periodic claw trimming.
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