Originally Posted by maoandneko
What do people think of these? Have heard mixed feelings about whether they upset cats or prevent them moving properly. Any positive or negative expriencesthoughts?
Not at all. Misunderstanding about them is widespread in the UK, and there is a lot of false information and supposition going around. They are tiny plastic caps which, if the correct size is used, doesn't have any ill effect on the cat whatsoever. They fit in such a way that the cat can still splay and retract his claws as normal, they don't affect walking in the slightest, and the cat still exhibits his normal 'stropping' and scratching behaviour. The only thing they do is provide a little rounded tip to the claw instead of a sharp one.
Some cats will remove the first ones you put on, just because they aren't used to them yet, not because they hurt or are uncomfortable.
You need to clip the sharp point off the claw off before applying them, and they will come off naturally when the claw sheath is shed. Hope that helps