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FAQs

What are Pretty Claws soft nail caps? 

Pretty Claws is your humane alternative to declawing. They are soft vinyl nail caps, designed by a veterinarian, to exactly fit your dog or cat’s nail. Pretty Claws soft nail caps are easy to apply and both pets and owners love them. They are completely safe and humane and can be used on pets of all ages. Pretty Claws soft nail caps are easy to apply and most pets tolerate them extremely well. Each application will usually last 4-6 weeks. Our nail caps will come off when your pet naturally sheds their sheath (the shell of the nail).

Why choose the Pretty Claws brand? 

Pretty Claws nail caps offer the world’s largest selection & comes in over 30 different colors with four sizes of cats and seven sizes of dog’s caps. Pretty Claws are 100% sourced and manufactured in the USA ! Pretty Claws always offers free shipping & unbeatable prices & service!

How are Pretty Claws products shipped? 

Pretty Claws soft nail caps are shipped free within the US & Pretty Claws have shipped internationally to over 80 countries worldwide. Priority options are also available to you on checkout. All orders are shipped within one business day.

What payment methods do you accept? 

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, as well as Paypal payments. Our website offers SSL secured payment gateways for your security and privacy.

How long do they last and how often do they need to be replaced? 

Once the nail caps are applied they remain in place for approximately 4-6 weeks. They will fall off with the natural growth of your pet’s nails. Check your pet’s nails at least weekly, as usually just one or two nail caps fall off at a time; these can be easily reapplied.

Will my pet like Pretty Claws? 

The majority of pets acclimate to the Pretty Claws soft claw covers within minutes, and do not notice they are wearing nail caps. Some pets may require an adjustment period. Pet’s fastidious natures sometimes cause them to groom the claw covers excessively at first. This may result in one or two falling off – No problem. Just check the claws daily at first and if one is missing, simply replace it with another from the package. Thus, the first package may not last as long as subsequent packages.

A good tip is to feed your pet his or her favorite food after applying the Pretty Claws. This serves as a good reward and also diverts their attention away from their new nail caps. Some people find it easier to apply the Pretty Claws when their pets are sleepy.

Can cats still retract their claws while wearing Pretty Claws? 

Definitely! Cats can still retract their claws as Pretty Claws are developed by a veterinarian specifically to cat’s claw profile.

What if the nail caps keep falling off? 

This is almost always because the caps are too large for your pet’s nails. If the nail cap is too large then the adhesive will not properly bond & the cap will come loose within the first few days after applying. Always make sure the nail cap is snug before attempting to use the adhesive on it. If you do find the caps are too large just contact us to arrange a free exchange for the proper size.

Are Pretty Claws safe and do they hurt the pet? 

Pretty Claws are completely safe, painless and non-toxic. Neither the vinyl nail cap and the glue will cause any issues if ingested.
Over filling the nail cap or glue contact with your pet’s skin can cause irritation and should be avoided.

Always contact a veterinarian if you should have any concerns with your pet’s health

What if I select the wrong size? 

No problem! When you receive your package, first take one of the nail caps out and try it on your pet’s claws without the glue; it should fit like a glove. If it is the wrong size then simply contact us at [email protected] Alternatively you may use our contact form. We will send out the correct size and include a prepaid envelope for you to return the other set. This pertains to domestic customers only.

Can these be requested for a refund? 

Yes we do accept returns for full refunds. Please include your invoice or order number and send the caps to:

Pretty Claws
RMA Department
143 Boardman-Canfield Rd
Suite 126
Boardman Ohio 44512

Can Pretty Claws be used on back claws? 

Yes. Pretty Claws can be applied to either just the front claws, just the rear claws, or on all claws dependant on your needs. Applying Pretty Claws to the hind claws will help prevent damage from pets jumping on and off furniture. Many people have used Pretty Claws on the hind claws of pets who have skin problems and scratch excessively. The nail caps help prevent self-inflicted damage from scratching.

What should I do if the Pretty Claws stay on longer than six weeks? 

Normally the nail caps will fall off with the natural growth of the pet’s nails. But, some pets don’t shed their nails as rapidly and the nail caps don’t fall off on their own. If this occurs, all that needs to be done is to trim the very tip of the nail cap. This will help break the adhesive seal and the nail caps should fall off.

Please note: It is important to periodically check your cat’s nails, i.e. once weekly, to ensure none of the nails have grown too long. Since cats’ nails grow in a curved manner, if they grow too long, they will start to curl under the paw pad. If you notice the nail is too long, just trim the tip of the nail cap to remove. Always contact a veterinarian if you should have any concerns with your pet’s health.

What should I do if I accidentally got glue on my pet's skin? 

Wet the area with glue on it with warm water, then apply a small amount of salt to it. Rub the salt in firmly for about a minute then wash it off with warm soapy water. This generally works for smaller amounts of adhesive. For larger amounts you would be best off with an acetone based nail polish remover. Just apply it using a q-tip and gently swirl it around. Make sure to again wash the area when finished with warm soapy water. Always contact a veterinarian if you should have any concerns with your pet’s health.

Should Pretty Claws only be used on indoor cats? 

Yes. Pretty Claws should only be used on indoor cats because they will blunt the pet’s defenses. Cats who go outdoors should not wear Pretty Claws.

 

Can Pretty Claws help my dog's traction on hardwood floors? 

Pretty Claws are made with strong vinyl that will create better friction with slippery surfaces than a dog’s nails.This extra grip has improved the lifestyle of thousands of aging dogs, and helped them enjoy their homes again.