My cat has been using Soft Claws ever since I discovered them. When she has them on, she mostly uses her scratching posts. When they fall off, she goes for the furniture. I always know when one has fallen off.
Some things to know:
* Soft Claws are the same as Soft Paws. The same company makes them. One is marketed to consumers and the other to vets but there is no difference between the products.
* The CLS (Cleat Lock System) is now standard with all Soft Claws. They used to be marketed with and without. The ones with CLS had a clear base, but now they are fully solid colored and they all have CLS. CLS is the little ridges inside the claw caps that help hold the caps on the nails for longer.
* Medium fits my 13 pound cat.
* You may want to do as I do and buy extra applicator tips for the glue bottle. I find it’s easier than reusing the tips. I buy them straight from the manufacturer’s website.
* My cat didn’t like them when I first applied them on her as a kitten, but she didn’t hurt herself trying to get them off. I just kept reapplying them and she got used to them after about a week. She ignored it after that.
* I don’t bother trying to fill the caps 1/3 full. How are we supposed to know they are 1/3 full? I just stick the applicator tip in and fill until I see it coming to the top (don’t let it crest), release the tube so the glue is sucked back into the tube, and that’s enough glue.
* In an enclosed room: I clip my cat’s claws (not too short), let her go, prepare the caps, then place them on her. It takes only seconds to get them on her.
* I don’t bother to hold my cat down for five minutes (are you kidding?). I let her go right away. The caps stay on.
* Each box of 40 caps lasts my cat between four to six months.