You can buy claw caps that cover your cat's claws. When the claw cap applied, the cat's claws are no longer sharp and do not cause damage.
because of the fact that not only do they look undignified but they must really irritate the cat. I too am sure that once those things are on the claws will be unable to retract and I also think that chewing them off could lead to swallowing them and internal troubles or to sore toes due to constant licking and chewing to get them off. To actually mess about sticking little plastic caps on to claws and expect the cat to put up with them makes me wonder what type of sawdust they have in their heads, I know I keep going back to this same statement but why do people get cats if they don't want them to bring their claws with them?????
These days people don’t seem to care about their cats that much and just refuse to let them tear up furniture. I don’t care what anyone says most cats will tear up crap even if they do have a scratching post. I have a 3 month old cat and I do use the caps on him. The first time I put them on (while he slept in my lap for about 5 minutes) he would shake his paws when he would walk. That lasted a few hours and that was it. I have been using them for a month and they do not bother him at all and his claws retract completely. I do think it is best to take them off for awhile from time to time to prevent rotting of the claws but that is it. You can’t expect people to just deal with the clawing and scratching all the time, it just won’t happen. That being said yes I do recommend cat caps to anyone with cats.
Soft Claws Nail Caps for Cats: Soft Claws Nail Caps in Blue
Has anyone tried Soft Paws caps for cat claws?
Developed by a veterinarian, Soft Paws are nail caps that look like a cat's nail, but are hollow inside. The nail caps easily fit over the cat's nail and are secured with a safe, non-toxic adhesive. Soft Paws effectively blunt the claws so that when a cat scratches , no damage occurs. The nail caps stay on for about four to six weeks and fall off with the natural growth of the cat's nails. They are generally very well tolerated by most cats, with most cats not even noticing they are wearing them. Some cats will groom them a bit excessively at first, resulting in them coming off sooner, but any removed nail caps can be easily replaced. Soft Paws should not be used on cats that go outside, since nail caps will blunt the claws and also impede a cat's defenses. .If you have more than one cat in your household, make sure you don’t just clip one cat’s claws. A downside of clipping is that it can leave one cat less able to defend herself against a cat that doesn’t have clipped nails. And if your cats ever go outside, it can make climbing trees or escaping aggressive animals more difficult.Soft claws nail caps are an attractive and humane alternative to declawing your cat. Developed by a veterinarian, Soft Claws are vinyl nail caps that glue on to your cats claws. The nail caps cover the claw tips so no damage occurs when your cat scratches. One package contains enough nail caps for 4 applications on Kittys front paws. Each application lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. Soft Claws come in Kitten, Small, Medium, and Large sizes, and in Natural, Purple, Pink…Soft Claws, a humane alternative to declawing, are vinyl caps that are glued over the front and sometimes back claws of cats and kittens to prevent them from scratching people, other animals and furniture. Although they are designed to fall off with the natural growth of the cat's claws in approximately 4 to 6 weeks, Soft Claws may need to be manually removed in the event that the cat shows signs of discomfort, or his nails grow too long before the cap sheds on its own. Luckily, this can be done with no more difficulty than ordinary claw trimming.