Prepping The Adhesive

Note: 1 tube of adhesive contains enough to apply approximately 4 sets of front claw caps (approx. 40 caps)

Step 1

Remove adhesive tube from packaging and remove the lid.

Step 2

The red line on the picture indicates roughly where you should cut. (your glue tube will not have a red line)

Step 3

Firmly slide on the applicator tip.

Step 4

Store the adhesive tube in an upright position, leave the applicator tip on, set the cap on the applicator tip as shown in picture.

Applying The Nail Caps

Extend your cat's nail

The first step is to extend your cat's nail for trimming. To do so, grasp your pet's paw between your thumb and index finger. Apply gentle pressure to the top of the paw to spread the cat's paw, extending the nail and making it easier to cut.

Trim all the claws that are going to get nail caps

When trimming your cat's nails in preparation for Fab Kitty Paws, you want to cut off the tip of the nails (indicated by the GREEN line in the picture). You don't want to cut it any shorter because you want the most amount of surface area for the nail caps to adhere to.

*In this picture, the RED line indicates Where the quick starts on the cat claw.

Try the caps without glue

It's always recommended that you put on one of the Fab Kitty Paws WITHOUT glue to make sure they fit properly first.

Fill the caps with glue

Fill the caps 3/4 full, and make sure not to overfill, as excess glue can irritate your cats skin (if overfilled, before placing on nail, squeeze the cap slightly and dab excess with tissue or cotton swab)

* If your cat is patient then you can fill a couple caps at a time (2-3 caps). If your cat is less than co-operative, then fill one cap at a time and apply one at a time.

Apply the cap and hold

When applying the caps to your cat's claw, slide the cap on and hold for approximately 10 seconds.

Take notice that the nail cap does not come in contact with the skin. The spacing between the cap and skin will differ from cat to cat.

* If you notice an excess amount of glue coming out from around the cap, use a tissue or cotton swab to dab up the excess.

Please note:

Once all the nail caps have been applied, keep an eye on your cat for an additional 5 minutes to make sure your cat does not pick at them, giving the adhesive time to dry.

Fab Kitty Paws should last for an average of 5-7 weeks and they will fall off as your cat sheds their claws naturally.

 If they're still on after 9 weeks it is recommended to remove them. Please follow the steps below for removing them.

Removing nail caps at 8-9 weeks

Extend your cat's nail

First step is to extend your cat's nail with cap for trimming. To do so, grasp your pet's paw between your thumb and index finger. Applying gentle pressure to the top of the paw to spread the cat's paw, extending the nail, making it easier to cut the nail cap.

Cut the nail

Cut at the half way point, from the tip of the nail cap to the base of the nail cap (as shown in the picture)

Remove the cap

Once cut, you should be able to remove the rest of the nail cap with a slight twist.

* You're now ready to apply your next set!








What is so special about Fab Kitty Paws?

Fab Kitty Paws is owned and operated by Fabulous Feline Grooming which is a feline exclusive grooming company. We use this product regularly on our own clients.

What are Fab Kitty Paws?

Fab Kitty Paws are a great alternative to declawing a cat and preventing damage to furniture. They are a harmless vinyl resin cap that is applied over the cats nails with a non-toxic adhesive (Cyanoacrylate adhesive - aka. super glue).

Are Fab Kitty Paws safe for my cat?

Fab Kitty Paws are completely safe for cats. They will not effect the extension and retraction of their claws (as long as you don't over fill with glue when applying and follow our application steps)

What age group of cats can I use Fab Kitty Paws on?

Fab Kitty Paws are safe for cats from the age of 16 weeks and up.

Can Fab Kitty Paws be used on front and hind claws?

Most owners apply Fab Kitty Paws only to the front claws to prevent damage to their furnishings, so it isn't necessary to apply them to their hind claws. However, the nail caps can be used on the hind claws if desired, and there are a couple of situations when it might be a good idea such as preventing damage from cats jumping off furniture when their nails dig in. Additionally, many people have used Fab Kitty Paws on the hind claws of cats that have skin problems and scratch themselves excessively. The nail caps help decrease or prevent self-inflicted damage in these instances. We recommend small size Fab Kitty Paws as the hind nails tend not to curl. 

Are Fab Kitty Paws good for indoor & outdoor cats?

Fab Kitty Paws are meant mainly for indoor cats, as they blunt their nails.

How long do Fab Kitty Paws stay on my cats nails?

Each application can last up to 4-6 weeks or longer when applied properly, at which time they should fall off with the natural shedding of your cat's nails. They need to be removed or replaced at 8-9 weeks

Can I put Fab Kitty Paws on by myself?

Absolutely. Most people apply the nail caps themselves. Some enlist the help of a friend or family member. This is a good idea at first if you are not used to handling your cat alone.
If you can trim your cat's claws, you can apply the nail caps.
Sometimes it helps to place your cat in your lap, facing away from you, so he or she can't back up. Some cats don't mind being wrapped in a towel so you can remove one paw at a time to apply the nail caps. If your cat gets aggressive you may need to visit your vet or groomer to have them applied.

Please follow our step-be-step instructions. If you have any questions, please ​contact us.

Why don't you sell nail caps for dogs?

We are feline exclusive, and I trust in this product myself as I use them on my clients. However, you can order nail caps for your dogs through email only. I do not carry them in stock, so delivery time is 6-8 weeks. Please email me if your interested in ordering and I will provide available colors, sizes & prices.

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