Sunday, April 27, 2008

No-scratch kitties

Recently, my husband has been getting frustrated with our cats' claws. They aren't scratching the furniture or carpet really, but they are scratching us. They often leave behind deep scratches on our laps when they jump down from our laps, or they hurt when they purr and knead their claws on their legs. Also, they tear up our clothes when they do those two things.

It hasn't bothered me too much, but my husband was asking me if there were any solutions. I mentioned these soft caps that you can put on your cats to keep them from scratching, and he immediately got excited.

Today we went out and bought some. We got Soft Claws, but there is also a similar brand called Soft Paws. We put them on tonight, so we'll see how well they do! They were slightly expensive ($18 for 40), so if they don't last very long then we'll have to find another option. But so far they seem to be good and they don't bother the cats at all!

I'll keep y'all updated!

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3 comments:

Lindsey said...

Mine HATE getting their claws trimmed, so it's a two person job since I have to have someone hold mine down for me. As a result, they don't get trimmed as often as they should. Let me know how these work out for you, I'm very curious . . .

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

My cats do okay with the nail clipping, but even with that they can scratch us easily. So far the Soft Paws are working great! I'll let you know, though. :-) We're trying to consider whether or not we should put them on the hind feet. If we do that, then that means we use up a whole package at one sitting. But if we don't, we still bear the brunt of the scratches when they jump off our laps. So I'm not sure.

Cherish the Home said...

I've always wondered if those things work very well, after you've used them for awhile, please be sure and let us know what you think.

Oh and my link to Happy Tails has changed in case you'd like to update your sidebar. (o:

Many Blessings!
Michele