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Our kitten, Captain, escaped the damnation of declawing [admittedly, I am 100% against the practice] because I heard about nail caps a while back.<br><br><br><br>
The caps, called Soft Paws, came in the other day and we put them on him today. He put up one heck of a fight, and he has managed to pop quite a few off throughout the day with excessive grooming of the paws.<br><br><br><br>
He's adjusting, and they are so cute on him! Hahaha. I love my kitty cat.<br><br><br><br>
Here are links to photos of him and his new posh look.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain9.jpg" target="_blank">http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain9.jpg</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain10.jpg" target="_blank">http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain10.jpg</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain11.jpg" target="_blank">http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain11.jpg</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain12.jpg" target="_blank">http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain12.jpg</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain13.jpg" target="_blank">http://files.photojerk.com/LilWurm/Captain13.jpg</a>
 

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He's such a cutie! I've heard of Soft Paws. I'd love to try them on my four kitties;they've mutilated my couch and chair in the living room.There's no way<br><br>
I could get them still enough to put them on though.Let us know how this works out.
 

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They are nice so far. Our problem was in Captain using our legs as climbing posts ... so painful!<br><br><br><br>
It is definitely a two-man job and my fiancè suffered some nasty bites. I am sure he'll get used to us applying them and stop being so fidgety and angry after a while.<br><br><br><br>
They aren't expensive, and I personally think they are so cute. They aren't hard to apply, either. The biggest problem is how fidgety and irritated the cat is. You just clip the nails a bit, squeeze a little of the mega-adhesive into each cap, and slide them on. Voila! Instant relief.<br><br><br><br>
I like them. Tons. They don't hinder his movement at all, they don't hurt him, and they are so stylin'!
 

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Love that 'blue manicure'! Captain is such a q-t-pie! Is he half Siamese by any chance? He has those largish pointy ears, slanty eyes and broad nose that so Siamese-y.
 

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I don't know. He's a rescue of unknown origin. My friend's neighbor got him from a relative, couldn't keep him, was going to dump him at a shelter. My friend said she knew someone who would take him, and she called me.<br><br><br><br>
I picked him up and fell in love. He slept right on my stomach his first night home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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none of the pics are opening for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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You have made me so happy! I'm going to get some (will search online but if can't find them... where did you get yours?) I hope they're available in the UK or somewhere will ship them to me. My siamese seal-point Bruno is actually very well-trained to use his scratching toys and not the carpet BUT he accidentally digs his claws in on our laps and it HURTS!<br><br><br><br>
I don't know anyone in the UK whose cats are de-clawed. Is it normal elsewhere in the world? (sorry I am very ignorant on this) I can't get my head around the idea, it horrifies me.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Littlelove</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't know anyone in the UK whose cats are de-clawed. Is it normal elsewhere in the world? (sorry I am very ignorant on this) I can't get my head around the idea, it horrifies me.</div>
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I'm in the UK and ahdn't heard of it before I started using the internet. But apparently it is quite common in the US. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I might try soft claws on my cats.<br><br><br><br>
Captain looks absoloutely adorable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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If I remember correctly the nail caps can't be used for indoor/outdoor cats, which could be a problem for the UKers who expressed interest. We considered them with ours (leg climbing!) but thankfully they grew/were trained out of it.<br><br><br><br>
They are super cute though, if my roomie didn't have a dog that needs an occasional swat to the nose I might still do it, they have messed up my sofa a bit.
 

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If I remember correctly the nail caps can't be used for indoor/outdoor cats, which could be a problem for the UKers who expressed interest. We considered them with ours (leg climbing!) but thankfully they grew/were trained out of it.<br><br><br><br>
They are super cute though, if my roomie didn't have a dog that needs an occasional swat to the nose I might still do it, they have messed up my sofa a bit.</div>
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Yes. Soft Claws should only be used on indoor cats because they will blunt the cat's defenses. Cats who go outdoors should not wear Soft Claws.</div>
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You're right. That's a shame <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I don't believe in outdoor cats personally, so we won't have a problem with them.<br><br><br><br>
People permit their declawed cats to go outside. *sigh*
 

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Here is the site: <a href="http://www.softpaws.com" target="_blank">Soft Paws</a><br><br><br><br>
I'm sorry the photos aren't opening! Let me attempt to attach them. Photojerk's server crashes sometimes.
 

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OMG, he is so cute!! But he almost looks mad!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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No, the adhesive is non-toxic. We only fill the cap a little bit so he can't get to the glue, and then we take the caps off manually every 6 weeks and change them.<br><br><br><br>
When you change them you can always wipe the paws down with warm water if you're worried about it, but since the glue stays inside the cap he doesn't come in contact with it unless one falls off ... but their adhesive is pretty intense. He did have a few come off his first day because of excessive grooming but we immediately re-capped him. He hasn't had any problems so far.<br><br><br><br>
Karen - Doesn't he?! He's a blinker, so in a few photos he's half-blinked because of the flash and it gives him a look of pure evil.
 

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Rather than manually removing them all every 6 weeks most people I know who use them find it easier to replace them as they fall off one or two at a time. Cats nail's shed the entire outer layer as they grow so the natural growth cycle should remove them regularly.<br><br><br><br>
It's nice because you don't have to keep them still for as long, and it saves a bit of $
 
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