The best cat nail caps are:
a) easy to apply and
b) do the job they are designed to do.
Okay looking cute is in there too but working as expected and being easy to apply is what we are looking for.
By the way there is a detailed list of Pros and Cons in this article about cats wearing nail caps. If you are still sitting on the fence about using cat claw caps we suggest you read the article first.
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Best Cat Nail Caps Reviews
#1. VICTHY - Soft Pet Cat Nail Caps 5 Random Colors
Best Budget Purchase
The image shows all the different colors available. When this product is purchased you will receive 5 random colors plus the applicators and glue.
These detailed instructions on the back of the packet explain exactly how to apply the cat claw caps. As with anything new it will become easier with practice.
These caps are a good budget buy and include a generous number of cat nail caps so this should give you a good idea if this is something you wish to continue.
Plus the number of caps means that if you make a mistake there are still plenty left. This is a good starter kit.
PS I like the idea of multi colored nails. That way if you do have some rejects it won't matter or mess with needing an exact amount of one color. You can always graduate to one color once you have the technique mastered.
2. Soft Paws Clear Cat Nail Caps
This is a premium product and a trusted brand. The pack contains just one color choice of caps however there are different color packs to chose from. In this example the caps are clear.
Other colors include, pink, pink sparkle, blue, blue sparkle, red, pink and black.
Love the orange and black Halloween caps. These would look sensational on black kitty.
3. Well & Good Green & Purple Glitter Kitten Nail Caps
These nail caps are for kittens and are size small. There are other size and color combinations.
Kittens and children go hand in hand. Eliminate any fear the kids may have of being scratched by the kitten so the kitten and the kids can play together. No more tears or scratches.
The glue is included plus applicator tips.
There are 20 of each color caps, 20 green and 20 purple.
Wrap little kitty in a towel so that he feels snug and secure and it will help to prevent persistent kitten wriggling while the caps are being applied.
Purrdy Paws is an American company.
These caps were designed by a veterinarian.
Let’s face it, no one wants to declaw cats. That is, as we know an outdated practice. There is more information here about declawed cats.
No one wants to be scratched or have furniture ruined either. Not all cats will scratch furniture but a god many will.
The best nail caps for cats are safe and non toxic. If the cat swallows a cap it will pass through the digestive system.Purrdy Paws is an American company.
5. Ninery Ave Soft Pet Cat Nail Caps
Cheap Option - Have a Go
These caps are made from an environmental PVC and are non toxic.
These caps nails are a good option if you are still undecided. There are 20 pieces in the pack and the glue required.
Although they are a good budget option there is a fantastic color choice for color coordinated kitty or let’s dress up kitty.
6. Kitty Caps
Kitty Caps are available in four sizes, x small (cats under 5 lbs), small (cats 6-8 lbs), medium (cats 9-13 lbs) and large (cats over 13 lbs). The cpas are made from a non toxic vinyl resin.
Any lingering uncertainty or nervousness about applying caps can be solved by having the caps applied by a veterinarian or groomer.
You will be able to see it being done first hand and that will be very helpful the first time the caps are applied.
#1. VICTHY - Soft Pet Cat Nail Caps 5 Random Colors
What color would you choose if you were a kitty?
How To Apply Cat Nail Caps
Choose the correct size for your cat or kitten. All of the products will specify the approximate size you will need. Most cat nail caps come in small, medium and large and may also specify the weight of the cat. Nail caps that are too large, will come off.
To start, trim the nails of the cat. The video below shows how to trim a cat’s nails. Do a couple of claws at a time if the cat is not too keen on having his claws trimmed.
Don't Overfill The Caps With Glue
Fill the caps ⅓ with glue. Take care with this. Avoid having an overflow. You may want to wear some rubber gloves. If glue does get on the cat's fur it can be removed with nail varnish remover.
Let the caps dry before letting the cat disappear. This is a good time to pull out a kitty treat or give the cat a massage using a pet message glove.
When you do let the cat go observe the cat to make sure that all is okay. It is normal to expect that a cover may fall off. If they continually fall off check that the size you have isn’t too big.
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