Millions of people all over the world own cats, and for the most part, they love having these furry creatures around. But, there is one exception to this, and that is when cats start clawing shoes, furniture, door cases, and other things around the home. There are very few things pet owners can do to combat this problem. Some choose to simply punish the animal when they are caught in the act, but catching them can be nearly impossible since they take off so quickly when they hear their owners coming (they know they are being bad, but they just can’t resist until they get caught). Punishing an animal is never a good option, especially if it is done after the fact.
Another solution to the problem of cats clawing furniture is to have them declawed. This is definitely not the best answer. Declawing a cat is like a human having their fingers amputated to the first knuckle. It is a painful surgery that requires weeks of recovery time, and many cats are never the same after they have had this surgery. They can develop infections and other physical problems, and even psychological problems. Another problem with this type of surgery is that it leaves cats unprotected. Even indoor cats can end up getting outside on occasion, and if they run into other cats or animals, they will not be able to defend themselves. Luckily, there is one more solution that is a lot more humane than declawing, and far more effective than punishments. Cat owners can get claw covers where they buy their Pet supplies in Folsom CA.
Claw covers are made from plastic, and are placed over the cats’ claws. They are held on with an adhesive, and as long as they are applied properly, they should stay on for four to six weeks. These covers are dull, so cats can try and claw at things all they want, but they are not going to be able to do any damage. They don’t need to be removed, as they come off as the cats’ claws grow out. To learn more about claw covers, talk to the pet experts where pet supplies in Folsom CA are sold.
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