are claw caps safe for cats

Kitty Caps are made from a safe and nontoxic natural vinyl resin. They’re safe, easy to apply, and stop all snags and scratches. After application, your pet’s claws can extend and retract without any disturbance. Kitty Caps will fall off as your cats nails grow and shed, generally 4-8 weeks after application.

Do nail caps bother cats?

So they’re safe, but are nail caps comfortable?

It depends on the cat.

Some cats will adjust to the new bling on their paws with ease. Some may take a few days to adjust. However, some cats will never get used to the caps.

Cats typically fuss at anything that feels different, so it is normal for them to do so for the first few applications, according to Molloy. But after the first few applications, the majority of cats grow accustomed to them. ”.

It may take a few days of wearing the nail caps for your cat to get used to them, so be patient. They may be curious or perplexed with the caps. Your cat may bite them off or fuss with them. Give it time—it will probably just take some getting used to. The folks at SoftPaws recommend positive reinforcement during the application to make the adjustment period easier.

Myth #3 – Scratching Posts Can Be Used In Lieu of Nail Caps

Many cats find that scratching posts are a great way to encourage them to stretch and flex, give them something different to scratch than furniture, carpets, or window curtains, and allow them to mark their territory with the scent of their paws. It’s a popular misperception that scratching causes a cat’s nails to become less sharp. What they accomplish is assist the cat in penetrating the dead layers of the nail sheath to expose fresh, pointy nails beneath. Therefore, even though cat scratching posts can keep their nails healthy, they will still be sharp and able to cause harm to skin and property.

Prior to routinely applying nail caps, the dead layers of the nail sheath are removed, and the nails are trimmed to the proper length. Since nail caps should be changed no more frequently than every 6–8 weeks (ideally every 4-6 weeks), the cat can still indulge in its innate urge to stretch, flex, and scratch while maintaining the health and length of its nails and avoiding damage from sharp scratches.

Are there any downsides to using nail caps?

Similar to any novel item we test on our animals, nail caps may have drawbacks.

And just like any other pet product, opinions are divided. Here’s what naysayers have to say:

• “They’re ridiculous-looking. Some pet owners are worried that people who support nail caps are wearing them as gaudy fashion accessories. Some people will treat nail caps as a cutesy manicure for their cats instead of using them as a practical solution to clawing.

• “They make cats defenseless. ” This concern bears weight. Nail caps prevent a cat from being able to defend itself against other animals. This is the reason it’s crucial that indoor cats only wear nail caps.

• “They’re difficult to apply. It takes some getting used to applying nail caps correctly. It could be difficult to glue tiny plastic covers to your cat’s nails if he doesn’t like having his paws handled.

• “They may require sedation.” Patrick Mahaney, DVM, a holistic veterinarian in Los Angeles shared with us another downside worth considering: “[There’s always] the potential need to sedate or anesthetize the cat so a degree of cooperation can be achieved.” If your cat is extra fidgety or nervous, this could be an area of concern.

There are many satisfied customers who have had success with nail caps in spite of these worries. It’s important to use them as intended and not just as a cat mani-pedi.


Do vets recommend nail caps for cats?

Many veterinarians do recommend cat claw caps as a humane and effective way to prevent cats from scratching and causing damage to furniture and other surfaces.

Can cats swallow nail caps?

If a cat or dog ingest Soft Claws nail caps, then they’ll just pass through their digestive system. Soft Claws nail caps and adhesive are perfectly safe and non-toxic.

Do groomers put cat claw caps on?

Select locations offer grooming & bathing services for cats like nail trim, nail caps application, ear cleaning & sanitary trim.