Monday, March 29, 2010

Cats and Soft Paws revisited

I was kind of surprised that my Soft Paws post published Saturday night.  I write my posts in advance and then set them up with times and dates, and I totally set the date wrong on that one.  I was shocked when I came home from Alice in Wonderland Saturday night to find comments on a new post.  So since I feel like my Soft Paws post got a little jipped there, I wanted to put out a link to it - because I really, really want to get the word out!

Soft Paw - don't declaw!

Check out my Soft Paws post at: 


Oh, and a picture of my kitties :)  They say, 'yay, spring!' 
and I say, 'yay, you didn't knock over my flower pots!'


Stephanie said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you know to be careful with the Soft Paws. Until pretty recently I was using them on my cat, Raven. He's three years old and I began putting them on him when he was about six months (kitten size!). Anyway, the last time I applied them--probably in October--they stayed on a really, really long time. I didn't think anything of it, because the concept of them is that they are supposed to just grow out with the natural claw, as I'm sure you know. Since they weren't falling off, I figured it was just slow claw growth. I was wrong. One of the caps actually curled under his foot and started growing into the pad on his paw. I did nothing differently when I applied the caps to him--same amount of glue, same light pressure, etc. I have no idea what happened. I had to clip them off of his claws, and he was in an incredible amount of pain.

They're a good concept, but just be careful. I haven't put them on Raven since then. I provided him with an empty television box, and now he scratches at that instead of furniture.

Unknown said...

YIKES!!! Thank you for letting me know, Stephanie. I'll keep an eye out for anything like that. I wouldn't want that to happen! I'm glad Raven is ok!

Skulda said...

Ouch!! That sounds painful, Stephanie. I'm sure it wasn't a typical reaction, but an eye must be kept on the little paws just in case. Youch youch!!! >.<

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