(Closed) anyone ever used soft paws on their cats or dogs?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I use them on my cats and I love them. They’ve totally saved our furniture. My cats were irked about them the first time we put them on for about 10 minutes but quickly got over it and now don’t even notice they’re on.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I recommend “Kitten Mittens”, personally.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Aure:  Were you able to put them on yourself?  Also, how long do they stay on?  (My Darling Husband insists that we do something before building our home and have them claw up the door casings or floors).  Thanks for your input!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I tried to put SoftPaws on my cat 18 TIMES (which wasn’t cheap), and each and every time he completely chewed them off. We let him outside for a couple hours a day so he scratches our tree and that’s kept his nails under control. I guess some cats just won’t do the nail caps.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We put them on one of our cats once. It was a two person job and he managed to chew a few off but once we got them on for good they stayed that way. They didn’t fall off when they were supposed to and Fiance had to cut them open and peel them off eventually. Kitty’s nails got super long and sharp underneath them in the meantime.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used to use them on our cats when they were scratching the furniture and the doors.  Funnily enough, after they wore them for about a year, they stopped scratching inappropriate things, and we don’t use them anymore.

If you already cut their nails, they’re about that easy to put on in my opinion.  I do agree it’s a two person job, but cutting my cats’ nails is a two-person job as it is.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@missrobots:  ROFL! My guys actaully walked around like they had kitten mittens on for a couple of minutes.

@melisslp:  I get Fiance to help me, one of us holds them the other glues them on. They don’t love the process but they’re pretty good about it. They stay on for about 6 weeks but it depends on whether or not they’re ready to shed their nails. We just glue them on as they lose them now.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

First of all, I would never declaw a cat. There are many reasons why it os illegal in several countries and is considered by many to be a form of animal abuse. Anway, I have an animal sanctuary (they have their own two-story house) and also 9 cats in my house as well. I do not clip claws at all. I do not use soft paws.  I have horizontal and vertical cat scratching posts and pads throughout the house. I use a spray pet deterrent on really important stuff (like stereo speakers) to train the cats to leave them alone. Except for some fur, my furniture looks pretty good. Besides, there is nothing I own that is worth more to me than a family member and that’s what my cats are — family members.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve used them once on my cat, but she hates having her paws touched! I actually had to take her to the vet for them to put the soft paws on her. They stayed on longer than they were supposed to and her nail started growing therough the tip. After that, I never used them again. I prefer to keep her nails trimmed. She can’t do damage with blunt nails.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We used them on our indoor kitty until she stopped trying to scratch things. We loved them.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@Bichon Frise:  I check their paws every week or so to make sure everything’s good. I haven’t had any issues like that and I’ve been using them for a while now.

@eryepye:  Mine still “scratch” at things and even climb their cat tree with them on. I have little hope that it will change their behaviour. My parents declawed their cat (I was really angry…) but even she still tries to scratch their furniture. Did you use anything in conjunction? I’ve tried tape (they try to eat it off the couch), spraying them with water (only works in the moment) and deterrent sprays (doesn’t bother them). None of them worked but I haven’t tried in conjunction with SoftPaws.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Aure:  Thanks for your response!  My cats are not cuddly at all, so I can’t imagine that they’d tolerate me/us putting them on.  But, it’s worth a shot!

@KT808:  Thank you for helping animals!  Out of curiosity, what is the spray that you use?  We have vertical and horizontal scratchers, but they still scratch on the door casings (even with double sided tape on them).  Any advice you can offer would be great!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@melisslp:  The spray is called Pet No.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@KT808:  Thank you! 

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