Placing claw caps on your cat may seem a little daunting at first, but with practice, it can be a simple process. It’s a good idea to work with your cat so that they become used to you touching their nails. To begin, you’ll want to hold your cat securely throughout the process. If your cat tries to escape, you can wrap them in a blanket with one paw sticking out at a time. You may want to recruit a second person to help with the process, especially during your first couple of times.
Start the process by clipping your cat’s nails while making sure not to cut into the quick—the pink part near the nail bed. Next, cut the tip from the glue bottle to open. Pour one or two drops of glue into a cat cap and press the cap together to spread the glue inside. The glue works like superglue, so you’ll need to work quickly before it dries. Use your thumb and forefinger to press lightly on your cat’s paw to extend their nails. Place the cap over the claw. Repeat this process for the rest of the caps.
Don’t let your cat go just yet. Check the directions on the packaging. Most cat claw covers take a few minutes to dry, so you may need to hold your cat for several minutes. If your cat seems anxious during this process, you may want to try cat calming aids to make the process less stressful. Once the cat claw covers are in place, they should last several weeks.