I am writing from Paw-Paw, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ. We
have a kitty named Mitchell; he is a three year old
polydactyl. He has a disorder known only as self mutilating
behavior. He has no skin disease, no fungus or parasites,
no earmites,and no viruses which can be tested. The
cats at this facility are on Nutro cat food; and filtered
water. They are strictly indoors and are all fixed
and current on their vaccines for upper respiratory,
leukemia, and FIP. The Soft Paws have helped to protect
Mitchell has his beautiful pink paws; only real men
can wear pink, you know! He looks so darn cute. He
is still able to rub the fur off around his neck and
face, but at least now he cannot break the skin, and
that is a big, big help. I bet you never figured Soft
Paws for this use. We can't thank you enough.
- Sherri Miller, Paw-Paw
Thank you for creating such a wonderful alternative
to declawing. I've included a picture of Tony proudly
wearing his Soft Paws for you to enjoy.
- Jennifer St. Arnauld
My cat is beginning to get used to them and I'm beginning
to get used to putting them on her. I'm so glad these
work because she really loves to scratch the rugs
and that is not acceptable behavior. I've always had
my cats declawed but that is not possible here (Yemen
Republic). The vets will not do that so I'm learning
something new, too. Thank you for a product that just
might work after she gets used to it. I'm going to
be recommending it to everyone I know.
- Katina A. Stanislav
I just wanted to write and tell you how much I love
your product. There is no way I would ever put my
cat thru the torture of declawing. Bought the hot
pink, goes well with her color, she's a blue cream
point. Think next time I will try the red. For anyone
wondering how the cat will accept them I will tell
you this. Put all ten on at one time and she never
moved while doing it. Not once has she tried to take
them off. Thanks again for such a wonderful alternative
- Larry Waldron
I received the soft paws today, and had them on Lucy
with in 10 minutes. Please note, this cat purrs when
I trim her claws, so the process of putting on the
nail tips was uneventful. I'm a very fortunate cat
owner. The hardest part was trying to figure out when
I had the correct amount of glue (1/3 full) in the
nail. But after applying the first few, I got the
hang of it.
Afterwards, she groomed her paws off and on for about
20 minutes and was totally adjusted to them with in
an hour. We got a perfect fit, so they are on good
and tight. I doubt they will be falling off any time
soon. She looks great in her new red nails and mommy's
favorite chair is safe and sound. My husband said
I should order a set of each color so we can alternate
the colors on her toes. Maybe we'll save that snazzy
look for the summer months. Both Lucy and I thank
you for such a wonderful product.
- Gale Weins
Hi! I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with
Soft Paws. I tell everyone about your product. You
need to advertise more and let pet owners know that
there is an alternative to declawing which is fast,
safe and effective. I would like to see more colors
become available as well. Please consider the color
green which would complement many cats eyes and can
also be used for holidays-(red/green for Christmas
and St. Patrick's Day). If people realized how fun
these covers can be as well as productive I'm sure
they would use them. Thank you again for providing
the soft paws-they saved me and my cat from going
thru the ordeal of declawing. I just wanted to let
you know how great I think Soft Paws are. I was hesitant
at first but I am glad I tried them out. My Cornish
Rex didn't realize that babies weren't scratching
posts so I had to do something. I will not declaw
a cat and you provided a safe alternative. It took
me less then 10 minutes to apply them and she ignored
them after 15-20 minutes. They have been on for a
week now with not one problem. I hope that more people
choose to use these instead of declawing.
I think you and my children thank you!!
- Cathy Williams
Thank you for such a wonderful product. My cat doesn't
even know he has them on (however, he's 17 years old,
so maybe he doesn't know much of anything anymore!!).
I wish I had known about these long ago. They would
have saved a lot of ruined furniture and some scratches
on my head from when Shadow kneads me before he goes
to sleep!! I am thrilled!!!!!!!
The first thing I would like to say is your product
is wonderful. I can't tell you enough how wonderful
it is. My furniture has been ruined more than once,
but I would not declaw my cats. I know how cruel it
is, and I think it should be outlawed. I bought your
"Lee Press On Nails" ( I love that) and
can't say enough about them. You only have to apply
the whole set once, and then replace the one's that
fall off one at a time. I tell everyone I know about
them, and hope they look into it, and not to make
you ton's of money, but to hopefully never have to
declaw another cat. By the way I do hope you make
ton's of money, you deserve it. Can I buy stocks??????
Thank you again.
- Elaine L. Williams
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I've had the soft paws on my aggressive three-year-old
cat now for about three weeks and aside from the initial
"what's this?" reaction, she's had no problem
whatsoever with them! About a month ago, I was presented
with the option to declaw her or get rid of her by
my parents who just ordered new chair coverings. After
a battle, I did a little internet searching and found
your fantastic product. Once I received the package,
I decided to enlist a vet's help, as the cat is none-too-fond
of having her paws played with. Oddly enough, when
I called PetSmart's VetSmart division, I was told
that not only would the vet there not schedule an
appointment to assist me, but that he did not believe
in the product! I was shocked and happened to mention
that they're developed by a vet, but still they refused
to see me. The next vet I tried was a female who shared
an office with another female vet. Although she hadn't
seen Soft Paws ever, she was eager to help and try
them out. Needless to say, they were easy to put on,
she was enthralled, and my cat no longer faced painful
surgery--a good deal all around. It's been three weeks,
the new chair coverings have arrived, and although
she has gone through the motions of scratching them,
there has been no harm done to the chairs.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, you've saved my cat
and I much aggravation, unhappiness, and money and
I'm very grateful. I'll be ordering more!
- Katie Muzik
Thanks, they came in the mail last night. My cats
don't get much attention anymore, since we now have
two human children, and then it is usually not the
kind of attention they like. I trimmed Topaz' claws,
and she was in heaven. I put the nail caps on one
paw, and she was still purring. By the time I got
to the other paw, she wasn't purring, she was still
happy with the attention, but a little nervous because
one of the little humans was out of the tub. This
morning, they were still on, and tonight at bathtime,
I will do Mattie's nails. I plan to use my husband's
electric hair trimmers to shave our carpet to an even
level again, and then I will be able to really tell
if the soft paws are working for us.
We've been using Soft Paws on our cat for a year now.
We love them. They last a very long time on our cat.
We only have to change them about once a month. He's
used to us touching his paws now, and the process
goes pretty easy. I'm glad we had this option instead
of declawing, which I'm aware messes up a cats balance.
Thanks.....we love your product. We will continue
to use them for the life of our current cat and other
"babies" to come.
- Elena & Pierre Ardantz
Thank you so much for such a wonderful product. My
wife and I recently decided to bring some cats into
our home, and my life has been turned upside-down.
I've never had cats before, and they know all the
right buttons to push! These Soft Paws are going to
be a sanity saver for me!
- Steve Wrona
Hello! The Soft Paws arrived on Monday, and after
some struggling, we were able to get them onto both
cats. So far, we've only had 2 come off. We'll be
replacing them tonight. Im so happy to have them!
No more affectionate clawings, or torn curtains and
couches!!! I just wanted to say thank you for making
Soft Paws available on the web. I live overseas on
an Air Force base and I don't know what I would have
done if you hadn't been online. We just bought an
Italian leather sectional and with two cats it probably
wasn't the smartest idea. I'm totally against declawing
because I love my cats to much to inflict such pain
upon them and clipping their nails wasn't enough.
Soft Paws is a great invention and a humane solution.
The cats didn't even notice them half an hour after
they were on. Next time I'll order colors!
Hello I just had to write to you.. We have always
adopted our cats from shelters.. I have always been
lucky with introductions between existing cat and
new cat... Well in august of 2000 our older cat died
and this Feb I decided it was time to get our depressed
younger cat 4years old (whom we adopted declawed)a
new Pal. We found a cute 3 legged 1yr. who was easy
going at the shelter. I took her home and did slow
intro as usual..well this easy going little cat decided
to show us she had spunk and came out with all her
claws put forward... and scared our existing cat to
death! So we backed up a bit and started the slow
intro over again... with one new item Soft Paws hot
pink for our little feisty new "Pal" well
here we are in mid May and they are getting along
much better. Our existing cat(Figaro) thanks you for
his intact rear end, New cat (Gigi) thanks you for
saving her new found home! Our family thanks you a
million times over for saving our sanity and for making
such a great product. The Soft Paws really made the
score even and gave us the peace of mind needed to
let them out together. Thanks.
- Karie L.
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I just received my order of Soft Paws for my 16 year
old cat and they are wonderful. Very simple to apply
and so far she has not lost one. My cat is my best
friend and I love her to death, so I could never bring
myself to declaw her, even though she has torn up
many couches. She is a very intelligent girl, but
just can't fight the urge to scratch. Our new sofa
set has started to become a huge cat scratching post
and I did not know what to do. My fiancé loves
her, but also was very frustrated by watching our
furniture being destroyed. I went on the Internet
looking for help and came across your website. I wish
I had found your product years ago! Thank you so much
for such a wonderful product that helps us who love
our animals. I cannot recommend your product enough!
- Audrey L. Rossi
I just got my first set of soft paws for my two cats,
and wanted to say thank you. They are wonderful! My
cats don't even seem to notice that they have them
on, and now I can spend some money on good furniture.
I can't believe I never heard of these before. I'm
telling all of my friends!
- Valerie Francescato
I work in a pet adoption center and rescue cats and
I am amazed by the number of people that don't know
how inhumane declawing is. I never adopt cats to anyone
who is considering declawing. I always recommend Soft
Paws nail caps to everyone! I even made a poster and
put pictures and info. about soft paws that I got
out of a pet catalog. I discourage declawing and would
never declaw any of my cats. I know most vets don't
recommend it. I even put that on my poster, telling
people it is a painful and inhumane procedure. I tell
people try something painless and simple. Try Soft
Paws nail caps. Although I have not used Soft Paws
I plan to order 3 sets! 2 for my cats and 1 for my
dog who always paws and scratches everyone. Many people
come back to "Furburbia"(the pet adoption
center) and tell me thanks because Soft Paws has worked
so well for them. Now they too are telling their friends
not to declaw, but try soft paws for both cats and
dogs! Thanks. Now less people hurt their cats by declawing,
instead they just order soft paws and they love the
cute colors too. Great product! You're protecting
many kitties from pain!
- Megan Campbell
I just received the soft paws on Monday, and had my
son hold the cats for me while I glued. As expected,
my female put up a bigger fuss than the male. I have
only lost 1 on each cat since Monday...which I thought
was ok, since this was the first time...figuring maybe
I didn't get enough glue on them, as a possibility.
As of right now, they are both doing just fine and
have adjusted quite well. My female is the couch scratcher
and I finally gave up trying to stop her. She is about
3 yrs old. My male used a scratching post, but I had
to put them on him as well, due to the occasional
I had made an appt for a tendonotomy for the female,
but cancelled it. I have worked in vet offices, in
the clinic of the Humane Society and have always thought
the declawing was barbaric. I can't believe it is
so accepted on a daily basis. I saw a cat lose his
mind in pain, in his cage, and had to be put down
after the declaw. It was awful, and have hated it
ever since. I also find cropping ears equally as barbaric.
I owned a Miniature Schnauzer for 11 years and she
did just fine without her ears cropped.
I wish this country would proclaim declawing and ear
cropping a crime. Thanks for letting me "vent."
- Carol Petrovich
We were surprise and pleased with quick/efficient
customer service. (less than 48 hr. turnaround time)
We don't trim nails regularly, so thought the task
would be harder. A helpful tip for me...was to place
each soft paw nail tip (open end up) in a strip of
play dough. I filled each with adhesive, then applied
one by one, to each nail. The playdough kept them
from tipping and spilling glue! Now when I put my
nail glue in the freezer..i'll wrap the play dough
for the next application. Our cat doesn't even mind
them on. Thanks a bunch!
- Paula Robinson
I've been using Soft Paws since March. At the time
I first applied them, my kitten was 7 months old.
I decided to try them, since my kitten wasn't using
a scratching post, I had new furniture, and the declawing
option wasn't an option for me (it's barbaric!). The
first time I applied the Soft Paws was the hardest,
and it wasn't overwhelmingly difficult. Subsequent
applications are usually one at a time, as they fall
off, thus easier. My cat's now a year old and the
Soft Paws have been really successful. It takes only
about 1 minute to replace one, and my cat endures
it without much fanfare.
- Laura M. Horovitz, Savannah
GA (And Taz, Mooney, Jackpot (JP) and Lil'Baby)
I received my Soft Paws on Saturday. Thought I had
ordered clear but received blue - no big deal, my
male cat thinks he's cool with blue toes! They were
actually much easier to apply! I am excited to see
how well they work...since I have new carpet &
new furniture! Thanks so much for your help. The two
females are going along like nothing happened.
- Cyndy Gilbert
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They have worked better than anything else we have
tried. Tried to just keep them trimmed--that worked
until he started clawing an Amish quilt. Oops. Shirley
has nooooooo sense of humor.
- Ben Conner
I recently purchased soft paws for both of my cats.
I just wanted to thank you for making this wonderful
product available over the Internet. They fussed a
little bit when I first put them on but after a few
days they didn't even realize they were there. They
look adorable in their purple and red nails.
- Lisette Angelillo
Both of our kitties have adjusted completely. They
both groomed their paws a bit right afterwards but
began acting normal soon after. The kitty we were
most concerned about (he's real scratcher) has been
best--all 10 Soft Paws still on! The other kitty has
had a few fall off, but that's because we cut his
nails too short--before we read the directions! :)
At any rate, they are both doing well. Also, while
we originally purchased the blue on a whim, the colored
nails turned out being better because I can see whether
they are still on from across the room. Great bonus.
Thanks for the solution.
I just placed my second order for Soft Paws they
have worked beautifully - we have a very temperamental
cat - who loves to sneak up and attack the others.
So the claws are working and saving the hides of the
other cats. Thank you. Great Product!
- Lori Martinez
At first I had my vet put soft paws on my cat and
he tolerated them very well. A month later I ordered
them from you, put them on the cat myself and he doesn't
even seem to notice. This is a much better solution
Although I would like to accept my cat's claws without
discrimination, I can't stand the many scratches that
show up on my hands, arms and legs. Before I knew
better, I was going to have my cats declawed! Luckily,
I learned what the procedure entailed and quickly
changed my mind. Then I read about Soft Paws and though
it was a great idea. So I tried the product out and
it is purrfect! My cats don't scratch me anymore,
the furniture remains intact, kitty bath day is less
traumatic, and best of all, my three kitties retain
their sense of dignity and security because the still
have their claws!! The cats don't mind the Soft Paws
at all and even look so cute wearing the nice colors
they come in! They are simple to apply it takes me
about 10 minutes to put them on all three cats and
they stay on for a couple of weeks at a time. I usually
only have to replace 1 or 2 caps every week. This
is absolutely the best compromise for cats and cat
- April Nicewonger
I have had trouble with my three Persians for years.
They have always systematically destroyed all couches
and other upholstered items in my house, despite the
fact that they also actively use their cat scratching
posts. I am totally opposed to declawing though, so
I thought I was stuck. I first found out about soft
paws years ago when I saw a display at my vet's office,
but I never got around to asking about them. I recently
decided to move in with my significant other however,
and he is not so thrilled about living with cats.
I went online and found soft paws. I decided to give
it a try since I could order the caps online and they
were pretty cheap. They were pretty easy to apply
once I got them, so I sat back to wait and see how
the cats would react.
They didn't even know they were wearing them! Plus
the caps stayed on remarkably well. I had to replace
two caps after about 24 hours that had fallen off,
but I'm pretty sure they fell off because I didn't
have enough glue in them. All three of my cats have
been wearing the caps for about a week now, and I've
had no more problems. Soft Paws are the best thing
I've ever discovered for my cats. Thanks a million.
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The Soft Paws are Fantastic!!! He didn't even care
when we put them on and I have less scratches now.
I think I will put the fake nails on his back claws
too though because he likes to kick. I really appreciate
all of your advice.
- Julie A. Fogg
I have been using Soft Paws for a long time, almost
5 years. I think they are an excellent product, and
a far better option than declawing.
- Diane Nottle
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know
that this product is fabulous! I have an older cat
that I had declawed several years ago and it was a
painful experience for both of us. When we adopted
our kitten recently, I was very torn about doing it
again since I really felt declawing to be somewhat
inhumane. My vets(both women by the way) recommended
that I try Soft Paws with the kitten and ordered them
for me. To my delight and surprise, the kitten has
had no problem adjusting at all! In fact, she doesn't
even notice them. Thank you for providing this as
an option to those of us who love both our furniture
and our cats!!
- Pam Ruggear
I recently ordered soft paws for my three cats from
your website. They have all taken to them well, and
don't even seem to notice that they are wearing them.
I also just bought a new leather sofa to celebrate
my new found freedom from cat furniture destruction.
We are having success with our first application
of Soft Paws. We have two 11 year old cats. They have
lived indoors exclusively their whole lives, and they
have mauled furniture with delight the entire time.
We figured that we'd live and learn. Our next cats
would be declawed. We'd suffer through this delightful
pair. Then we learned about Soft Paws. Not really
expecting much, and expecting the cats would handily
remove them or else be driven insane by the sensation
of wearing them, we put them on three or four days
ago. After application, they did what they normally
do after nail clippings: they vigorously cleaned their
"nails," and yanked on them with their teeth.
The Soft Paws held. The cats pretty much ignored them
after a while. A day later, we noticed that two nail
caps were missing from one of the cats. We never found
the missing nail caps. We reapplied with fresh soft
Paws. These have held. The cats seem oblivious to
them. The only novelty is they now have purple "nails."
- Gregg Fedchak
Many, many thanks for Soft Paws! My 16 year old cat
doesn't mind them at all and my new furniture is unmarked
- which makes my husband happy too! Thanks!
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As a cat lover and lover of all animals, I applaud
you for the information you have put out for all to
see. Declawing is inhumane, and I can't believe that
anyone who loves animals would perform such a procedure.
I use little caps called Soft Paws on my kitty. He
stays intact and so does my furniture. They do come
off eventually just like nail tips and have to be
replaced about every 5-8 weeks. If he were to ever
get outside, he could still get up a tree and out
of harms way. Thanks again!
I can't tell you how excited I was to find Soft Paws
and as I read about them, I grew hopeful. I ordered
them right away, and while I waited for them to arrive
in the mail, I started randomly playing with my cat's
paws to get her used to my touching them (yeah right).
She still doesn't like me touching them but she lets
me put Soft Paws on her (I have to sort of trap her
with my body, but it really is a one-person job).
I put them on a few at a time so she wouldn't go ballistic.
She struggles a little bit, but as soon as the nail
cap is on and I let go, it's as if nothing happened.
She generally doesn't even seem to notice them at
all, and she only chewed one of them off (due to my
inattention). As long as I'm watching, I can distract
her from doing that until the glue has dried. I proudly
announce to all of my anti-declawing friends that
I found an alternative that works. I'm telling everyone
I know because I think it's a wonderful product and
has really been great for me and my cat.
- Dianna Chicolte
Just wanted to say how great Soft Paws are, and what
a wonderful idea and alternative to declawing! My
Persian Cat, Kahlua, has shredded my stereo speakers,
the carpet on my stairs, a chair, and many other household
items. I just got a new couch and loveseat and was
not going to spend all of that money to have it destroyed!
So my friends and co-workers told me to get my cat
declawed, it was the only solution! They all have
their cats declawed and told me that alot of vets
perform the procedure daily as if it is no big deal.
Then I called my vet about the procedure and she told
me she would NOT declaw any cat ever! That told me
that there must be more to it than a mere daily procedure.
So I did some research and came across your web site.
I am so glad I did. My cat is like a kid to me. Having
her declawed would have been like taking my child
to the hospital for unnecessary plastic surgery!
- Stephanie Beck
I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with this
product. We are "owned" by seven of the
sweetest cats on the planet - four of them we've had
for years and had them declawed when we first got
them as that was the 'thing to do' at the time. Since
then, we've learned what a cruel act declawing is,
and when we adopted the last three over the past 4
months, we looked at Softpaws as an alternative. It
has been absolutely fantastic! We were taking the
cats to the vet to have them applied but thought I'd
try it myself and ordered a kit. The application was
much easier than I expected and my three new kitties
are now all running around with hot pink toes! (I've
found that the hot pink ones make it easy to see when
a cat has lost a tip.) My declawed cats are safe from
accidental injury when they play with the cats who
still have their claws, and my house is safe from
anyone who thinks that the furniture is a good place
to sharpen! I am so pleased with this product and
will continue to order it. This is the best pet product
to come along in ages and I have been telling all
of my cat-owning friends that this is something they
I just signed on to order my third box of Soft Paws
and felt I had to tell you how great I think this
product is. I found Soft Paws through researching
declawing on the Web as I was at my wits end with
my female cats 8 years of using furniture as a scratching
post. I used everything and every method to get her
to quit, to no avail. Thank God you have the Soft
Paws link on some of these declawing web articles.
I ordered a box of them with some skepticism 6 moths
ago. My cat is used to having her nails clipped since
she was a kitten so three quarters of the battle was
won. I was so surprised how easily the were applied
and even more surprised how my cat hardly noticed
them after they were on!!! Now and then around six
weeks later I find a little red nail on the floor
and no it's time again to apply and in less than a
minute a new one is in place and harmony in the household
is restored. THANK YOU for inventing such a truly
- Drew Milliken
I have been using Soft Paws for a year or so (Yes,
I mean on my cat. You don't make them big enough of
me.) They are great ! ! ! I read your article and
found it informative but a little incorrect. Kitty
showed up on the doorstep and wouldn't leave. She
was very skittish and not at all a lap cat. Her feet
are what made the difference in our relationship.
She wouldn't let me touch her in general. So I thought
if I made her the alpha to my beta I might stand a
better chance of bonding with her and she with me.
So I first touched her by sliding my finger under
her paw when she was quiet. By giving her the opportunity
to claw me she was more secure. Soon we were easily
holding hands. Still two years later holding hands
is nicely intimate and something we do every day.
Because of Soft Paws she can pat me. It is wonderful
because the Soft Paws are so comfortable for me as
well as Kitty. She has trained me. She sits on the
arm of my chair, looks at her bag of treats off to
my right. Looks me close in the eye and puts her right
paw on my cheek and turns my head to look at the treats.
If she is missing a nail cover, without intent she
pokes me, no treat. Something else your article lacked
was the bonding we have when she can "knead"
her claws on my leg or such. This "kneading"
is cat sign language for "Mom" I am home.
She even "kneads" in her sleep. It is very
comforting to her to be able to do this and comfortable
for me because the Soft Paws allow me to share this
personal event without scratches. I think clear is
the way to go for the first box or two. The clear
caps let you see if the size is right and how the
nail fits in them. They are the training pants of
the claw world. We want out of the training pant stuff
and into "big cats" Soft Paws. Thank you.
I have three, 11-year old cats. I am strongly opposed
to declawing. I just moved into a house with my boyfriend
and he was not thrilled with the idea of my cats clawing
his furniture. My vet recommended Soft Paws. The first
application was done by my vet. The cats adjusted
with no problems. This is a fabulous alternative to
declawing. Thank you for this wonderful product.
- C. Davidson (Devon, Rhonda
and Teddie (kitties) thank you too!)
We are very pleased with the Soft Paws covers. All
three of our girls now have them. The speed at which
they came helped tremendously since two of our cats
have a fighting tendency we thought this may soften
the blows a little.
This is my first time applying Soft Paws and what
a huge success! Thanks for your help ... and my leather
sofa looks great!
- Lucy Anglin