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Q: Cat Care ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cat Care
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: sandfowler-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Dec 2004 03:42 PST
Expires: 05 Jan 2005 03:42 PST
Question ID: 438689
How do I remove Soft Claws from my cats' nails?
Subject: Re: Cat Care
Answered By: redhoss-ga on 06 Dec 2004 09:55 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello sandflower, I just talked with Pam at "Soft Claws" having found
contact info at:


She said: Clip off just the tips of the "Soft Claws". This exposes the
glue and causes the bond to break down. Supposedly the product will
come off immediately or in a few days. I asked about soaking or using
some removal product and was advised not to do this. I also asked if
the glue used was "Super Glue" and she said it was similar.

Now for what I think. If the glue is indeed similar to "Super Glue"
which is a cyanoacrylate adhesive also used to glue on fake
fingernails, you should be able to remove it using the same technique
used to remove fake nails.

1. Removing Fake Nails 
In order to remove fake nails, you must soak your nails in an acetone
based nail polish remover until the fake nails peel off. If you try to
remove them other ways, you will ruin your nails. Using fake nails
will damage your nails but removing them incorrectly will make the
damage much worse. Soaking is the only solution!
2. Removing Fake Nails 
I always suggest you go to a nail salon and have them soak the
artificial nails off. They use acetone or a nail polish remover that
has acetone in it. The technician can watch to make sure that you
don?t soak too long and help you remove the nails. If you must do it
yourself, then I suggest you purchase a polish remover that has
acetone and a conditioner. You will need to soak them for a while and
then gently peak the product off your nails.

I DO NOT recommend that you use acetone on your cat. I only say that a
reasonable person might try this since it is used on humans. Possibly
the acetone could be applied with a cotton swab instead of soaking the
cat's entire foot in acetone.

Hope this is helpful, Redhoss
sandfowler-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Extremely thorough research.  Thanks!

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