Originally Posted by Catz_Rule
I'm trying to convine my mom to let us get Soft Claws for Butter, instaed of declawing. I have LOTS of questions myself too
1) Do they even work?
2) how long do they generally stay on?
3) how easily can cats get them off?
4) any way a cat could injure itself with these?
5) what would happen if a cat swallowed one?
6) what age should they srart wearing them?
I have tons more questions, but I'll start with these
1. Yes, very much so - I'm extremely anti-declaw, yet Oliver was destroying furniture and skin, these have solved the problem for over a year now.
2. Usually 4 - 6 weeks. They fall off as the cat's nail naturally sheds.
3. At first, your cat will try a lot to get them off - not cuz they hurt but because it's a very strange feeling (if you or your mom has ever worn false nails, it's kinda like that - takes some getting used to). I usually distract Oliver for a few minutes after applying so the glue dries thoroughly.
4. The only way I could think of a cat possibly hurting himself would be if you have carpet that's made of like really big loops where a claw could get stuck in the loops, but that could be a problem with or without caps.
5. I would think if a cat swallowed one, it would just pass. I've caught Oliver swallowing his real nails when he chomps on his back toes (haha, I tell him its such a bad habit and to stop copying his mama) and there haven't been problems - I'm sure the company could give you a definite answer there (or your vet/groomer).
6. I believe the package says no earlier than 12 weeks.
If you check out the soft paws web site, they have lots of FAQs and you can even contact them.