|Purred: Wed Jan 25, '12 6:39pm PST |
Was my first thought when I saw your title =)
I got my "softpaws" on eBay for something like 4$ for 20 caps. I got them in medium, and in orange, and will need to size up next time I buy for two 8 months old cats (6 and 8 pounds) My first suggestion is don't buy clear ones! I know they look less obstructive and weird, but you won't know if they fall off until you or your furniture get stuck.
My only tip for applying is that less glue is more. The glue burns when it touches skin (Trust me) and on sensitive toe skin, it's even worse. More glue leaks out, sticks to fur, sticks fur to skin, and causes the cat's extra toe skin to get stuck and stiff and hurt. It's better to squeeze a tiny bit in and see if it sticks to the nail, than it is to put enough that you can see and have a cat freak out and run away because of the burning.
I put my cats on their back, but upright against my raised legs, so they have support and can look at me. Then I put glue in the cap, pop the claw, push it on, and hold the claw out for a few seconds, then press the cap again, and let go for the next one. They get treaties after, if they want them. Also, snip the tip of the claw (JUST the tip, no more) beforehand.
They're an amazing invention. It's hard to put them on at first, but to keep your kitty's claws? So worth it.
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