Incase you didn’t know I have two cats. Maizy and Tigre, and I am way to attached to them. One night whilst I was clipping maizys claws I decided that I really wanted to paint maizys nails. I knew I shouldn’t use actual nail polish as she licks her paws and that I won’t dry fast enough. So I searched and searched the Internet For pet friendly nail polish. They had tons for dogs, but I’m not sure if you’re meant to use them on cats too.
But what really caught my eye were Soft paws. They looked like press on nails but for cats, so I knew I needed them. I decided to send them an email and they sent me a set fo Maizy. I’m not going to lie I am way too happy with these. If you’re following my Instagram you might have seen this photo. If you’re not following my Instagram you can find it Here.
I’m sure most of you are thinking that I’ve lost it and that I’m a bit silly, but these are for so much more then just being able to have matching manis. They are an alternative to having your cats declawed.
So many people are against declawing cats. I’m not, I got Tigre declawed when I got him neutered. He and Maizy were playing too rough and were leaving scratches When I’ve told some people about getting him declawed they looked at me like they’re about to call the ASPCA and told me I was wrong for doing it. Their reason, “it’s an unnecessary painful recovery” well so is neutering/spaying your cat when it’s a solo inside cat but legally I have to do that. I mean yes, I felt bad for Tigre after the surgery, and he was feeling sorry for himself for about a week, but the vet called to check on him and assured that some bleeding was normal. And to be fair I did just get his manhood removed, and he’s been fine since. I don’t feel it’s mean or cruel.
When I first got Maizy I was undecided on getting her declawed, she liked to play in my hair at night and it was too cute to give up. But now she scratches up the couch, my chair in my bedroom, and me. She is very careful around the kids, when they corner trying to pet her she “hits” them but doesn’t scratch them, but I have scratches all over my arm and leg from her just seeking affection. Soft paws have taken the sharpness off of her claws. She can climb on my lap without scratching me up more, she can’t hurt the kids or tear up my furniture.
Maizy has always let me trim her nails (claws?) so putting these on her was super easy. Just like using press on nails I trimmed her nails, matched the caps to her to be sure I had the right size then, filled the caps 1/3 of the way with the glue and just popped them on. It’s not her favorite part of the week but she accepts it.
I love them! I love that it looks like she has her nails are painted. Especially because I have the same color nail polish so we can match. Also her claws cant catch on the furniture so they’re kept safe from her.
** JSYK I had pulled her out from behind the couch twice, before filming her, and she could have easily climbed out.***
She was a bit unsure of them at first. For the first two or three days she picked at them a bit, and popped a few off which I easily replaced.
Soft paws caps stay on for about 4-6 weeks and will come off as the cats shed their claws (like the top layer). Each packet comes with 40 caps, two tubes of glue and several applicator tips to easily apply the glue. So each packet will last for a few months. Soft Paws caps and glue are completely safe for cats, even if they manage to swallow them it’ll just pass through, and even the glue, becomes “chemically inactive, as it dries in place.” If you’re cat is an outdoor cat they don’t suggest that you use them, as it will weaken their defense and I don’t think they’d be able to climb either.
Again, I am so happy with these they look adorable, they keep me from being scratched up, and they’ll help my furniture.
Do you have a cat that tears up you or your furniture? Would you try Soft Paws?