Kitty Klaws

Alert and loyal WU-vie Figgy Floradell found this item in the Drs. Foster and Smith Catalog.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 23, 2008
     Category: Body Modifications | Business | Products | Cats

Someone's laughing all the way to the bank. My cat would never leave those on, though. What about your cats, Jules??
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 10/23/08 at 10:40 AM
That cat doesn't have enough ankle definition. I think it needs some surgery to correct that. I can't believe it allowed itself to be photographed. Tsk, tsk.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/23/08 at 12:21 PM
Now there are 102 ways to torture a cat! No doubt some dog lover came up with these.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/23/08 at 12:56 PM
I hope they're edible. My cats would have those things eaten before anyone could admire their stylish accessories.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 10/23/08 at 01:51 PM
I've tried these on two of my cats. One cat didn't mind them at all and kept them on for over a month at a time. The other cat proceeded to immediately rip each one off, along with most of his claws. Also, it took both me and my husband to glue the stupid things on in the first place (one to sit on the cat, the other to glue) because not only was it difficult to get them on, you have to keep the cat still while the glue sets for 5 minutes. It's much easier to just trim their claws.
Posted by Caffeinated Katie in Atlanta, GA on 10/23/08 at 03:26 PM
Oh that's not weird. The most common brand is called Soft Paws and while difficult to maintain it's really the only option for those who are against declawing.
One of my kids does not have front claws, the other one does but he always uses the post. He might leave them on for a little while, but I might need a blood transfusion after getting them on him.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/23/08 at 07:21 PM
I grew up with cats and furniture, and I can tell you that there is nothing cruel about declawing a cat, especially if you have it done when they are kittens. They can be spayed or neutered and declawed at the same time. And if you have it done early enough, super glue can be used in place of stitches. The only thing is they have to be indoor cats after that, but that protects them from predators and cars anyway.
Posted by stpatme on 10/25/08 at 08:19 PM
Their claws are not the ends of their fingers; they are their nails. I'm not so idiotic as not to know the difference, or to call you names. Apology accepted.
Posted by stpatme on 10/26/08 at 04:22 AM
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