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I have not used the following product myself, but I can see how Soft Claws might come in handy
…in certain situations and on a temporary basis.
Soft Claws are vinyl nail caps that glue on to your dog’s nails.
They look like your dog’s nails, only they are hollow.
The nail caps effectively blunt your dog’s nails so their ability to scratch a variety of surfaces is significantly reduced.
Blunting a dog’s toenail simply means making it less sharp.
More About Soft Claws Nail Caps
The application process is simple: Just fill each vinyl nail cap with the adhesive that’s provided, then slide it on over your dog’s toenail. It stays on for 4-6 weeks.
Each low-cost nail kit comes with 40 nail caps, the adhesive that secures them onto your dog’s toenails, and simple instructions.
You can place them only on the front paws (say, to alleviate temporary scratching) or on your dog’s front and back paws (say, to prevent scratches on hardwood floors).
When Soft Claws Can Help
Prevents damage to household surfaces:
- Hardwood floors
- Window screens
- Patio doors & screens
Decreases scratching due to canine skin conditions and helps your dog’s skin heal faster:
- Allergic skin conditions
- Chronic scratching
Protects people from dog scratches helping you to (and your guests) feel more relaxed about enjoying your dog’s affection:
- Dogs that jump up and scratch you
- Elderly people with fragile skin
- People taking blood thinners
Soft Claws are completely safe, painless and humane. They do not hurt the dog in any way. Soft Claws are non-toxic. Even if your dog swallows one, no harm will occur.
Check out these testimonials from dog owners who have used Soft Claw Nail Caps.
Order Soft Claws nail caps for dogs here.
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!