Hello everyone!I hope you all are doing well!
I randomly stumbled across Soft Paws randomly when looking for stuff for Caturday. I know that I have missed way more Caturday posts then I have actually completed, but work has been getting to me. I work two stores quite a lot and I've been working late on Friday's and never have the time to get anything typed. It's slowed down a bit, so I'm going to work on cranking posts out! I also want to come up with a name for these posts instead of Caturday. Any suggestions?!
Soft Paws was designed/created to be an alternative to declawing your cat. Now, I have considered declawing Anya, we almost did when we got her fixed as a kitten but ultimately I decided against it because I didn't want to put her through all of that extra pain. I didn't know much about declawing, but I did adopt a declawed cat years ago. She still scratched at walls like she had her nails and what not, but of course it didn't do anything, unfortunately we don't have her anymore. :( When I stumbled upon the brand, I kind of stalked their page reading what people were saying, I googled reviews and everything. The main reason I wanted to try these out was because she likes to swipe at my Niece and Nephew, she isn't very fond of them because they used to terrorize her when she was a kitten, and they're starting to learn their lesson now. I know it's not nice to say, but it is what it is she doesn't use her nails, but on the times she does it's a little scratch. My biggest thing is the scratching. She's tore up a door frame as well as some of the wall. You should have seen what she did to the apartment wall! -_-
I chose to get the Silver and Blue glitter. It's actually hard to decide which ones to get because they have so many to chose from! I had Chris, My Nephew and Niece help me decide. It was a unanmous decision for the Silver and Blue. Each kit contains 40 nail caps, two special adhesives, applicators and complete instructions. The entire kit retails for $18.95, which is actually a steal for these! I've seen ones at Petco for far more then this, although I can't find them now.
The caps themselves are very soft so you know it wont be uncomfortable for you cat to wear. Any doesn't even seem to notice that they were there.I can't think of the kind of material that these are made from and it's bugging me.It's one of those, I KNOW what it is but for the life of me I can't think of the actual name!
The glue they give you to apply these, smells like super glue, but I don't really think it is, since it's not exactly safe for animals. It dries very quickly so there wont be any down time for your cat.
The Applicators fit right ontop of the glue so you can get is down into the ends of the caps, so you can make sure there is enough glue, so they stay on. Definitely don't try and overfill the cap, you don't need that much glue.
The Instructions are VERY easy to read and understand, and that is something that I am grateful for. When it comes to Anya, I like to make sure things are easy to understand, that way there is less of a chance of screwing up.
Application wise, for the first time is was super easy ONLY because she was asleep. It was a complete dream to apply them! However, when I had to replace one of the caps, because it fell off (which that's what they do when their nails shed) it was hell. I did them myself the first time, but the second time, I had to have Chris help me and we probably could have used another person. EVERY single time I went to put it on, she freaked out. Only because she wasn't sure what the heck was going on.
These look so bloody cute on her! I can't get over how they look against her fur. I decided on two colors because she has two colored paws, plus I thought it would be fun! The destruction has pretty much stopped, even though she still scratches (all cats will), but she isn't tearing things up anymore because of the caps.
I'm pretty grateful that she can't tear anything else up. Aren't these the cutest things you have EVER seen?! I was dying when I first put them on her because she looked so freaking adorable!
In the end, I am extremely pleased with these and I think they're a FANTASTIC way to get your cat to stop scratching/tearing up your furniture and walls without having to declaw them. Declawing a cat can be very very dangerous and painful for you cat. I know that no one wants to put their animal through any extra unnecessary pain.
Soft Paws comes in different sizes. Kitten, Small, Medium and Large. They give you a guide to help you decide which size would be better for your cat. You can even put them on Iguanas, Ferrets and Rabbits. Also Soft Paws is available for dogs! I didn't know that until Traci brought it to my attention!
Check out SoftPaws.com for cats
SoftPaws.net for dogs.
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The above mentioned products were sent for review. All opinions are my own.