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Size Guidelines for Cats

Kitten: Less than 6 months old

Soft Paws will fit most kittens by the time they reach the age of 16 weeks (4 months). Some kittens can wear them as early as age 12 weeks (3 months) . To test, try a nail cap on first without the adhesive. If it looks too big, don't glue it on. The nail cap should fit snugly, like a glove.

To accommodate smaller kittens, you can trim the base (open end) of the Soft Paws nail cap, making it smaller so it will fit your kitten's nail.

Kittens up to about 5 pounds and 5 months of age generally fit the kitten size. Some kittens at 5 months may need the small size rather than the kitten size if they are growing fast or are large-breed cats.

Small: Approximately 6 months old / Approximately 6-8 pounds

In general, the small-sized Soft Paws® will fit cats that are approximately 6 months of age and about 6-8 pounds.

Small-boned adult cats may wear the small size. If your cat seems smaller than an average full-grown cat, choose small.

Medium: Approximately 9-13 pounds

Most adult average size cats wear medium.

Large: Approximately 14 pounds and up

Very large-boned and large-breed cats wear large. Maine Coons, for example, are very large cats and generally wear large.


If you have any questions, please contact us or call us at 1-800-989-2542.