Best Nail Caps For Cats

Nail caps are one of the most popular ways to keep your cat in touch with socialization and grooming. They are also a pretty easy way to personalize their look!

Most cats will try to lick, nibble or even bite off part of a nail cap, so it is important to be careful about where you buy them. Make sure they are safe for your kitty!

There are many types of nail covers available, but the two main ones are gel nails and painted natural nails. Gel nails require special equipment to apply and can cost more than $100! Natural nail trims usually take longer to do because you have to use a razor to cut down each nail.

Scratching posts

best nail caps for cats

When your cat is in need of some serious scratching material, you can always invest in a few good-quality nail caps. These are designed to be stuck onto any kind of surface that gets scratched up frequently, such as a table top or sofa!

Nail caps come in many shapes and sizes and most have fun designs printed on them.

Kitten nail caps


Many people choose to add some cute kitten or cat nail covers to help give their cats some needed protection from their nails. These are particularly helpful if your cat is more likely to drop his nails onto something, like grass or furniture.

Many beauty supply companies offer different types of kitten nail coverings. Some stick onto the nail using glue, while others are designed to be rolled around the nail.

Scratching pads


One of the most annoying things to deal with when grooming any cat is getting rid of all their old, dried out fur. If you notice your kitty slowing down in their movements or if they seem reluctant to play, it may be because they are not moving around enough to scrape off all their skin.

If you find them while they’re trying to groom themselves, get them away from that area and use one of these two products. Both work by absorbing excess hair and skin so your kitty can easily wash off, preventing matting and potential health issues.

The first product type is called a scratching pad. These are usually made of cotton or fleece material and have a soft surface layer that gets covered in your kitten’s natural saliva. Because the materials are porous, your kitten can also roll the pad in small pieces of food to help soak up some of the extra moisture.

The second type is a plastic mesh pan. Similar to a dog bed, these only require space to tuck into your kitten’s sleeping area and they’ve been shown to reduce self-mutilation and stress related behaviors.

Catnip nail caps


Many people add catnip to nails to help get their cats to use the nails as litter boxes. By adding some catnip to your dog’s nails, they will associate those nails with shelter and relaxation which are good behaviors.

By doing this with a few of your pet’s nails, they will begin using that particular nail as their shelter and rest area. Because these behaviors are repeated often, you can easily give them to your pets at home!

There have been reports of people giving this product to their cats as an outside source to determine if a kitten would be adopted or not. If a kitten is looking for a new family, having catnip-infused nails could play a part in it.

Nail Clippers


Now, these are not your average nail clipper! These professional-quality tools feature a lock and key system that allows you to choose from over 50 designs and styles of nails. Some examples include cat nails or crescent shape nails with a line at the top as well as rounded tips.

There is an additional handle attached to each plate which makes it more comfortable to use for longer hands. Since they are designed to be used frequently, most contain USB ports so you do not have to take extra equipment just because you needed to download something quickly!

These can easily be recharged at home via the port or through a computer or device directly using a compatible charger. ___________

If your dog loves to play with toys that look like bones, get some fun bone patterned nail covers to protect their paws! They are also great for dogs who enjoy chewing on things.

File your nails


Most nail salons will ask that you file your natural nails to make them longer and more even. Some may also suggest buffing the tips or rounding off any overgrown claws. Depending on what shape your cat’s nails are in, this can be done either professionally or by yourself!

If you notice your cat pulling on her nails, she might need some slight trimming as well. This could cause lacerations which would require stitches, so it is important to try and prevent this.

On top of that, if you notice thickened nails, take your time to see about medical causes before attributing such behavior to just pure laziness.

It is very important to research safe ways to get rid of these symptoms, and professional help should always been sought after.

Peel off nail polish


The next step in perfecting your cat’s nails is to peel off all of the natural powder that comes with using regular, buffed nails. This includes dried up gel coats as well!

Many people begin this process by soaking their nails in acetone (nails are made of protein) to see if that removes any loose skin or other materials. If it does, great! You have found one way to do it, but most likely not for your particular length of time!

The easiest way to remove powder from shorter nails is to use a cotton swab. For longer nails, you can use either a razor blade or bobby pin to scrape away the top layer. Be very careful not to cut into the quick*-the quick is what gives shape to the nail.

Once everything has been scraped off, wash your hands thoroughly and apply new moisturizer to ensure your cats nails stay healthy and grow strong.

Chipped nail polish

One of the most annoying things that can happen to any owner of painted nails is chipping! Unfortunately, many people purchase expensive nail products and then have to deal with wasting money because they need to start over due to chips or drops that occur soon after painting them!

Some types of gel (sticky) nail glue require direct skin contact in order to work so ensuring your dog has adequate paw protection is important. For dogs that love to eat, choosing clear gel coats may be best as you will see more of the gel coating exposed to show.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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