ask your veterinarian about soft plastic covers for your cat's claws.
Plastic nail covers for cats claws are a popular alternative to getting a cat declawed. These covers are made of soft plastic and slip right over the cat's nail.
– If your cat resists, do not raise your voice or punish her. – Do NOT declaw. Declawing is a very painful surgery that involves amputating the end of a cat’s toes and it is highly discouraged. Instead, trim regularly, provide your cat with appropriate scratching posts and ask your veterinarian about soft plastic covers for your cat’s claws.
Another alternative to declawing is to have soft plastic covers applied to your cat's claws about once a month. Your vet or a groomer can apply them, or you can do it yourself. Claw covers can be useful for preventing destructive scratching while training or retraining appropriate behavior. A set lasts about a month, and if they're properly applied, your cat won't be able to remove them.
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The compound for super glue was discovered in 1942 as scientists were working on a formulation for clear plastic gun sights. As they were working on different formulas, the scientists accidentally discovered that cyanoacrylates, one of the compounds they were studying, stuck to everything with which it came into contact. Nine years later, this compound was rediscovered. Super glue -- or a variation -- is the glue used to adhere Soft Paws to your cat’s claws.I'm new at this, this is my first post, I can relate the details of my story for how I came to live with these dreadful vampires, but my story is the same and you've heard it all before. Long story short: I have a 2-3 month infestation in a two bedroom apartment (had no clue what a bed bug was until last weekend - thought the bites were an adverse reaction to laundry detergent prior to finding one of the buggers and researching a bit). Anyhow, terminex is coming tomorrow, they gave me a sorry excuse for a preparation guideline sheet that leaves more questions than it answers and nothing that the terminex woman stressed as important prep work was on their guideline sheet - such as how to prep the beds...come on....after calling her I found out and performed the procedure of vacumming the crap out of the mattress and then rubbing a mixture of bleach and water (although she didn't tell me how many parts bleach to how many parts water -- stuff that I think is important to know if I am going to successfully rid myself of these monsters), and placed the matresses upright against the wall. They are spraying tomorrow and then again in a week. I'm not sure if I am supposed to wait a week until after the second spraying to cover the matress with plastic but I went to the mattress store and they were really accomodating and gave me a pile of plastic mattress covers.....I'm afraid that my cat's claws will puncture that plastic bags though and I will not declaw him. How do you guys with cats generally get around this?Do NOT declaw. This surgery involves amputating the end of a cat’s toes and is highly discouraged. Instead, trim regularly, provide your cat with appropriate scratching posts and ask your veterinarian about soft plastic covers for your cat’s clawsProvide your cat with several surfaces that she's allowed to scratch freely. Give your cat a scratching post to use, preferably covered with carpet, which your kitty already likes to scratch. Sprinkle some catnip on it to attract her to it.Cats who scratch carpeting may prefer horizontal surfaces to scratch so lay out flat scratching posts and cardboard scratching pads for her to use. Place a carpeted cat tree where your cat tends to hang out. This will allow her to scratch it and to a higher area, which cats like to do, according to Pam Johnson-Bennett of the Cat Behavior Associates of Nashville, Tennessee.Keep your kitty busy with a variety of toys to occupy her time so she won't scratch your carpets out of boredom. Tucker her out with interactive sessions using cat toys on a wand several times a day, recommends an article published in the September 2014 issue of Clinician's Brief.Regularly trim the sharp tips off of your kitty's nails, just above the pink area of each nail, known as the quick. You also can apply some soft plastic nail to your cat's claws, recommends the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. These prevent her from doing any damage to the carpeting if she scratches at it. The caps last up to six weeks before you need to replace them.