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make your cat's claws stick out? from looking at all of the pictures, it seems that they do. even the pics with the clear caps on them seem to show the claws stick up out of the paw.

wouldn't this alone annoy the cat?

still trying to decide whether or not to get them...argh.
 

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Apparently they do stick out. I've been kicking around the idea of trying them. When I asked my vet about it, he said it's possible they could get an infection.
 

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I always heard that you should never wear nail polish for an extended period of time because the lack of oxygen damages you nails. I don't know if that is an old-wives tale or not... :oops:
 

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Naw -- it really does. I wore toenail polish for about 3 years straight, and one day I removed it all and my nails were yellow. :shock: They look healthy and pink again but it took a while for them to wake from the dead.
 

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My mom wore fake nails for a couple months and they completely destroyed her nail bed. It took at least a year for them to heal up. Very nasty.
 

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Nail Polish and Soft Paws

I wear nail polish 24/7/365 for years and have never had an infection. I've never read about an infection caused by Soft Paws, I hope my cat never gets one because I've just started using them and have redecorated my house with cat attractive fabrics.

Did you read the other thread on this board about Soft Paws:
http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... highlight=

Also, the Soft Paws do make longer claws than normal. Maybe they'll refine them later. I'm just so relieved my furniture is no longer being scratched.

Hollie
 

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mismodliz said:
make your cat's claws stick out? from looking at all of the pictures, it seems that they do. even the pics with the clear caps on them seem to show the claws stick up out of the paw.

wouldn't this alone annoy the cat?

still trying to decide whether or not to get them...argh.
Yeah -- the claws can't retract all the way with the caps on them. As to whether or not they annoy the cats -- I'm assuming that's why they try to pick at them when you first put them on. People who start using soft-paws generally have to replace them a lot sooner than people who have been using them for a long time, because the cat isn't used to the feel and licks and picks at it.
 
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