In my new copy of the Drs. Foster & Smith catalog, I noticed a very
interesting item - claw caps!!
It seems to me a very humane alternative to the declawing dilemma faced
by many *indoor* cat owners (never declaw an outdoor kitty!).
The caps are sized according to a size chart in the catalog (measure your
kitty's claws against it - have fun doing that! :), an adhesive is
included, which is placed inside the cap and then the cap is slipped
over the extended claw. When the claw retracts, your kitty ends up with
safe-for-you-and-the-furniture claws. She/he can still scratch his/her
self effectively without breaking his/her skin open, can still play,
etc., but the caps keep the claws from being so sharp!
They come in colors, too! How fashionable! :)
Has anyone tried them?? I'm considering getting them for my kitty, who
has a penchant for sharpening on the furniture (I've bought almost
all the scratching posts on the market - no luck - she prefers the
couch!), and for pulling the *** padding out from under our area rugs.
I don't want to declaw her - I think that's cruel and unusual punishment
for something a cat has no control over.
Hope to see some opinions here!