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Soft Claws Nail Caps For Dogs: Spoiled Sweet or Spoiled Rotten?

Scrrrratch, scratch, scratch, scratch! The pitter-patter of puppy paws can also be the downfall of your polished floors. In addition to the clickety-clacking, certain softer woods are more vulnerable to paw marks than others.

If you're the type of person who fears floor grooves, treat your pet to these non-toxic Soft Claws Nail Caps for Dogs ($21) that attach with petsafe glue. While not dangerous, application could present a challenge on squirmy furballs.

Are you thinking sign me up to save the floor — if so, they come in seven sizes and different colors — or is this not something you'd like to bother with in the first place?

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rach716 rach716 5 years
I use these on my cats also instead of declawing (Bailey doesn't even notice them & Hailey only seems to notice the ones on what would be her "middle finger" and she bites those off on each paw, I think she's trying to tell me something!). I had no idea they made them for dogs & I'm definitely going to order them, not because I'm concerned with my hardwood floors but because I feel terrible for my downstairs neighbor!
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 5 years
I use these on my cats as an alternative to declawing. I've also been concidering getting them for my Pug as the cats and dog aren't getting along and I worry about my Pug's eyes getting hurt. They still make the cute clackety sound on our wood floors, just not as pronounced.
Ellenora Ellenora 5 years
I love the clickey clackety pouncey steps of Zena. We have carpet and laminate floors so we don't have much too protect. Zena hates anything on her paws so she'd have this off in seconds.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
I don't think these interfere with the happiness of your pet. I put these on my cat, so she could not claw the furniture. She was happy, I was happy and the couch was happy. I don't see them holding up very well on dogs. I imagine one walk outside on the sidewalk and most of these would be gone.
msame msame 5 years
I personally love the clickety clackety sounds of happy puppy feet on hardwoods. My downstairs neighbor...not so much. This would have been very helpful if I still lived in that apartment.
kurnu kurnu 5 years
^ second that weffie. It would worry me bc (like in humans with fake nails) wouldn't it predispose to fungus infections?
weffie weffie 5 years
My ex's parents had a dog who was only allowed in the basement because they had brand new wood flooring, so I guess for someone like that this would be a great product since the poor thing could see the light of day now and then. However, I still feel that if you're the type of person who puts the condition of your flooring over the happiness of your pet, you have no business getting pets in the first place!!
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