Does Soft Paws Really Work?
Declawing, also known as onychectomy, is the surgical removal of the claws or the bones that make them up. It is a painful operation, and has been considered a form of cruelty to cats. Introduced in 1990 by veterinarian/inventor Dr. Toby Wexler, Soft Paws has ever since been one of the most popular alternatives to declawing. A kit contains 40 vinyl nail caps which are be glued onto the cat’s nails using non-toxic glue. Some cats are said to take some time before getting accustomed to them, but most of the time the nail caps are exceptionally tolerable. The nail caps claim to not hinder the ability of cats to extend and retract their claws. They will still be able to stretch and scratch with their paws, but will not damage floors and furniture because of the nail caps.