Originally Posted by SalemWitchChild
So I thought the cat tree might help with Puff finding a safe spot and stop the attacks on Kota. However he did it again today. I really think he's playing but it's not an acceptable play. So I thought about the nail caps so if he swats Kota it's at least not going to scratch her eye or something. Anyone tried them? How do they work? How long do they stay on? Can they get them off? I don't want them to pose a chocking hazard.
They're just vinyl nail caps. You put the glue that comes with them into the caps, get the kitty, trim the claws, then slide the caps on. It's pretty easy! They stay on for about a month or so I think. They fall off at different stages, so I just do a few at a time between the 2 cats every few weeks. That means I don't have to do too many at a time (ie. doesn't annoy the cats as much).
The first time you do it, they'll fall off pretty fast, but once you refine your capping technique, they'll last longer
The most important thing is once you've got them on, squeeze each cap tightly, then go back and check they're nice and secure.
They shouldn't be able to just pull them off, the super glue is pretty good. If your cat does manage to pull them off, I doubt they'd try to eat them... They're probably the same size as the kibble they swallow - it'll just pass through their system. Make sure you use coloured nail caps as well - it's much easier to see when they've fallen off.
Here's Stumpy showing off hers. The inside 2 I'd just applied, so they're hard to see. The other two had been on a while, and the claws are growing out, so they're close to falling off (as the claw sheds).