Because we have so many cats and only a few of them are declawed (I would not allow my four to be declawed and the others are adoptable) we started using Soft Paws when my mom got new funiture. Not only does it help keep the fur-niture looking good it also prvents them from doing real harm with their claws when they feel the need to fight. Th eSoft paws do not bug them, most of them don't even notice. We did have one kitty that chewed a few of the first set off but she has been fine with them since the replacement. This is OJ who got Red Caps.