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Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
SOFT PAWS APPLICATION
What Are and Why Use Soft Paws?
Soft Paws are an excellent alternative to declawing. They are safe, humane, and can be used on cats of all ages. Soft Paws are vinyl nail caps that are glued to your cat’s existing nails.
Soft Paws will last about 4-6 weeks. They fall off with the natural growth of your cat’s nails.
Most cats adjust to the Soft Paws quickly, but some cats do require an adjustment period. We recommend feeding your cat their favorite food after applying each nail to build a positive association. Over time, your cat will become more used to wearing the nail caps.
Soft Paws do not hurt the cat. If for some reason they are accidentally swallowed, they will just pass through the digestive system. The glue becomes chemically inactive after it dries.
We are happy to assist you and your feline friend by applying Soft Paws and of course teaching you how to do. For a minimal fee to cover the cost of the Soft Paws and the time for a staff member to apply, we will glady apply these to your cat. Call us at 262-782-9261 to schedule appointment for Soft Paw application for your favorite feline today!
Other Alternatives to Declawing
Provide scratching posts with sisal rope or carpet, corrugated cardboard, and logs that are the full height of your cat’s stretch
Train your cat to use the scratching posts
Keep nails trimmed
Facts About Declawing
Declawing is an amputation of each toe which is equivalent to cutting off each human finger at the last knuckle
Declawing is a major surgery that amputates the boney joints from which each claw grows
Declawing causes excruciating post surgery pain and possible life-long pain because cats are digitigrade, meaning they walk on their toes versus their feet like humans, so they are forced to walk on the amputation sites
Declawing changes the way a cat’s foot meets the ground, negatively affecting walking, running, climbing, springing, and standing
Medical or behavioral complications from declawing include: